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Cohane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cohane is "O Cadhain," from the word "cadhan," which means wild goose. Kilcoyne, commonly seen as an alias of Coyne, is a patronymic name derived from the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Chaoine, denoting the son of a devotee of St. Caoin. Coen is also often the Anglicized version of the Gaelic name "O Comhdhain."

Early Origins of the Cohane family

The surname Cohane was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), and Leinster. The name became confused with Coen, Kyne, and Kilcoyne, all of which have derived from it, or have been the origin of Coyne. The ancient Coens, descended from the Gaelic Caomhan, the Chief of his clann in 876 A.D. who was descended from the Princes of Hy Fiachra, and the great General King Niall of the Nine Hostages.

Early History of the Cohane family

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Cohane Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Cohane family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Coyne, Coen, Cohen, Kyne, Kilcoyne, Coyney, Koyne, Koen, Kohen, M'Coyne, Coyn, Coin, Coine, Koin, Koine, Barnacle (a synonym of Coyne by translation), Barnicle, Barnycle, Barnackle, Barnicall, Barnickle and many more.

Early Notables of the Cohane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cohane family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cohane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peggy Cohane, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland

Contemporary Notables of the name Cohane (post 1700)

  • John Philip Cohane, American author from New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tim Cohane (b. 1942), American college basketball coach, Wall Street entrepreneur and sports lawyer

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