The surname Gaine comes from the original Irish O Geibheannaigh or Mac Geibheannaigh.
Early Origins of the Gaine family
The surname Gaine was first found in County Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, which is the principal homeland of the sept O Geibheannaigh. The O Geibheannaigh sept belonged to the Ui Maine (Hy Many) and descended from Geibheannach, the son of a Hy Many chief slain in 971. There was also a County Fermanagh
sept called Mac Geibheannaigh mentioned in the Annals of Loch Ce in 1308.
Early History of the Gaine family
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Gaine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Keaveney, Keveney, Kevany, Geaveny, Geaney, Geane, Gaine, Gainey, O'Keaveney, O'Geaney and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gaine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Samuel and Alice Gaine, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1750
Gaine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Gaine, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaine (post 1700)
- Charles Gaine, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Bucks County, 1885-88 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Gaine Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Turris fortis mihi Deus
Motto Translation: God is a tower of strength to me.
Gaine Family Crest Products
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html