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