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

Kaine Early Origins



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

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Kaine Spelling Variations


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Kaine Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Kaine were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. 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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Kaine Early History


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Kaine Early History



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

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Kaine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kaine Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kaine 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Kaine family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Kaine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kath Kaine, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Kaine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mikel Kaine, aged 25, landed in Rhode Island in 1812
  • Daniel Kaine, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Kaine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Kaine, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaine (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaine (post 1700)



  • Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (b. 1958), American politician, junior United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia (2013), 70th Governor of Virginia (1006 to 2010), Mayor of Richmond, Virginia (1998 to 2001)
  • John Charles Kaine (1854-1923), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Québec-Ouest (1904-1915)
  • Les Kaine (b. 1936), former Australian rules footballer
  • Trevor Thomas Kaine (1928-2008), Australian politician, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (1989 to 1991)
  • Carmel Kaine (1937-2013), Australian classical violinist, member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields for ten years, professor and Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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    The Kaine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kaine 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 25 May 2014 at 09:28.

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