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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Kinane is O Cianain.

Kinane Early Origins



The surname Kinane was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kinane Spelling Variations


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Kinane Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Kinane 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. Keenan, O'Keenan and others.

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Kinane Early History


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Kinane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kinane research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Kinane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kinane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kinane Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kinane 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kinane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Pat Kinane, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kinane (post 1700)



  • Terry Kinane, American BAFTA Award nominated director, best known for his work on Birds of a Feather (1989) and Goodnight Sweetheart (1996-1999)
  • Kyle Kinane, American actor and writer, known for Epic (2013), Funny People (2009) and Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus (2012)
  • Emma Kinane (b. 1996), English actress, known for her roles in Reservoir Hill (2009), Choice Night (2010) and Spies and Lies (2010)

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