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

Kain Early Origins



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

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Kain Spelling Variations


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Kain Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Kain that are preserved in archival documents are 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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Kain Early History


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Kain Early History



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

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Kain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kain 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



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Kain name:

Kain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anth Kain, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Elizth Kain, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Jane Kain, who arrived in America in 1805
  • John Kain, who landed in America in 1805
  • Robert Kain, who arrived in America in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kain Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Kain Hugh U.E. who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Kain Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Kain, aged 21, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Rosey Kain arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834
  • William Kain, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Catherine Kain, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • Elizabeth Kain, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kain Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Kain, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"

Kain Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Kain, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kain (post 1700)



  • John Joseph Kain (1841-1903), American Roman Catholic priest, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis
  • Shauna Nicole Kain, Canadian-born, American actress, best known for her roles in X-Men 2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men 3: The Last Stand (2006) and Red Riding Hood (2011)
  • Tom Kain (1963-1985), American Nike Director of Global Marketing for Soccer, former U.S. soccer midfielder, the 1985 Hermann Trophy winner
  • Sutter Kain, born Robert Evans, an American rapper and film producer
  • Gylan Kain, American poet and playwright
  • Khaliloeron Kain (b. 1964), American actor
  • Conrad Kain (1883-1934), Austrian mountain guide
  • Karen Alexandria Kain CC (b. 1951), former Canadian ballet dancer, current Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada
  • Flying Officer Edgar James "Cobber" Kain DFC (1918-1940), the first RAF air ace of the Second World War

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Kain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kain Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 07:52.

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