The surname Cussane comes from the Irish O Casain. At one time it was anglicized as Kissane, but this is now obsolete as a variant of Cussane. Patterson is a somewhat unusual variant brought about through pseudo-translation. "Casan" means "path," locally pronounced in Connacht as "Pat" which strangely brings about Patterson.
The surname Cussane was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where it belonged to one of the eight Sodhans. The Sodhans were septs which were located in the Hy Many (Ui Maine) country, but whose ancestors were not of that group.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cussane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mr. John Cussane, aged 30 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sobraon" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847