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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Caynes originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cathain.

Caynes Early Origins



The surname Caynes was first found in Derry, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Caynes Early History


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Caynes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caynes research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1196 is included under the topic Early Caynes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caynes Spelling Variations


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Caynes Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Caynes can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include 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.

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Caynes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caynes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Caynes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caynes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Caynes, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

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