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The surname Kissane is an Anglicization of the Irish "O Ciosain," and has often been changed into the more English sounding Cashman where it is typically found in County Cork. However the Kissane spelling is still used in County Kerry, probably due to its distance from English settlements and influence. The root word "cios" roughly translates as "tribute" or "rent."
The surname Kissane was first found in Counties Kerry and Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kissane, O'Kissane, Cashman, Guissane and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kissane research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kissane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Kissane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kissane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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: Forti et fideli nihil difficile
Motto Translation: To the brave and faithful nothing is impossible
The Kissane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kissane 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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