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The surname Keane originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Cathain" or "Mac Cathain."

Keane Early Origins



The surname Keane was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster. At one time, the areas was named O'Cahan Country.

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Keane Spelling Variations


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Keane Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Keane 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. Keane, Kane, Kayne, Keaney, Keny, Keyne, O'Kane, O'Keane, O'Cahan, Cahan, Kean, O'Cain, McCloskey, McCluskey, McClaskey and many more.

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Keane Early History


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Keane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keane research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1196, 1617, 1641, 1644 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Keane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Ruaidri Dall Ó Catháin ( fl. late 16th/early 17th century), an Irish harper and composer; and Echlin O'Kane, one of the most famous of all Irish Harpists. Manus O'Cahan's Regiment of Foot was a body of soldiers, many of who had fought in Europe...

Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keane 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 Keane family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Keane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin, Michael, Patrick, and William Keane all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870

Keane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Ann Keane, aged 8 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinus" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In October 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  • Mrs. Bridget Keane, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sarah" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  • Mrs. Bridget Keane, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Merinos" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  • Mr. Christopher Keane, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinus" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  • Mr. Edward Keane, aged 1 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Blonde" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Keane, a gardener, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Honora Keane, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Planter" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) planter 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  • Martin Keane, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  • William Keane, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  • John Keane, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Keane, aged 26, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Margaret Keane, aged 17, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Mary Keane, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Michael Keane, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • John Keane, aged 40, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keane (post 1700)



  • Anthony Keane (1928-2016), American fencer who competed in the individual and team sabre events at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • William J. Keane, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Manchester 6th Ward, 1948
  • Thomas P. Keane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960
  • Thomas E. Keane (b. 1905), American Democrat politician, Member of Illinois State Senate 23rd District, 1935-47; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1956, 1964
  • Thomas P. Keane (b. 1878), American Democrat politician, Chicago City Collector, 1923-27; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924; Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1932
  • Richard J. Keane, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 145th District, 1977-98
  • John B. Keane (b. 1943), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Newark, New York, 1943-44; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964; Candidate for New York State Senate 50th District, 1958
  • James P. Keane, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1986
  • James J. Keane, American Democrat politician, speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1908
  • Jack Keane, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis County 13th District
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Keane Historic Events


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Keane Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

RMS Titanic


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Suggested Readings for the name Keane


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Suggested Readings for the name Keane



  • by Clarke L. Neal, Southern Garners (also Kean.
  • by Sam Garner.

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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: Felis demulcta mitis
Motto Translation: A stroked cat is gentle.


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Keane Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 36)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PLANTER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Planter.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Hooghly.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm

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. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. 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).
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The Keane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keane 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.

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