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The surname Kane is an old Irish name that originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cathain or Mac Cathain.

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The surname Kane was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kane, Kayne, O'Kane, Cain, O'Cain and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kane research. Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1196, 1617, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Kane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Kane, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Kane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeremiah Kane, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767
  • Cornelous Kane, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1787

Kane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Kane, aged 24, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Isa Kane, who landed in America in 1805
  • Andw Kane, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Margaret Kane, who landed in America in 1805
  • William Kane, who arrived in America in 1805
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Kane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Kane, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Kane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bryan Kane, aged 28, landed in Quebec in 1833
  • Thomas Kane, aged 30, a blacksmith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Ritchard Kane, aged 22, landed in Quebec in 1833
  • William Kane, aged 24, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • John Kane, aged 35, arrived in Quebec in 1834
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Kane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Kane, a slater, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Hugh Kane, a mason, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Kane arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840
  • Michael Kane arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Michael Kane, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Himalaya"
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Kane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E Kane landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1822
  • Hugh Kane, aged 46, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Mary Kane, aged 42, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • Frances Kane, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
  • James Kane, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
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  • Candye Kane (1961-2016), born Candace Hogan, an American singer, songwriter and performer, nominated for four Blues Music Awards
  • William V. Kane, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bozrah
  • William V. Kane (1870-1948), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912
  • William J. Kane, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1959
  • William J. Kane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1944
  • William E. Kane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 8th District, 1938
  • William E. Kane, American politician, Mayor of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1939
  • William B. Kane, American politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • William Kane, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 27th District, 1932
  • Wendell L. Kane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960
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Kane Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Kane, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Gladys Kane (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Patrick Kane (1872-1914), Scottish Miner from Castlehill, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Francis William Kane, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. 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).
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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