Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Caines originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cathain.
Early Origins of the Caines family
The surname Caines was first found in Derry, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Caines family
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Caines Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname Caines that are preserved in archival documents are Cain, Caine, Kane, Kain, Cahan, O'Cahan, Kean, Keane, O'Keane, Ceane, Cean, Kahan, O'Kean, O'Kane, O'Kaine, Kaine, Keann, Cainn, Cainne, Kainn, Cahann, O'Cain and many more.
Early Notables of the Caines family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caines family to the New World and Oceana
left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families
suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia
or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence
. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine
of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Caines name:
Caines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Caines, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Caines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Caines, who settled in Moon's Face in 1850
Caines Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Victor Caines, aged 25, who settled in America from Somerset, England, in 1907
- Augustus John Ed. Caines, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
- Edith Jessie Caines, aged 29, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1912
- Daniel Caines, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, England, in 1916
- Christopher Caines, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1919
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Caines Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Karos Caines, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
Caines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Caines, aged 27, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
- Mary Caines, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
Contemporary Notables of the name Caines (post 1700)
- Justine Maree Caines OAM (b. 1973), birth activist in Australia
- Michael Andrew Caines MBE (b. 1969), English chef
- Daniel Stephen Caines (b. 1979), English gold medalist runner
- Gavin Liam Caines (b. 1983), English footballer