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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."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kissane, O'Kissane, Cashman, Guissane and others.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Kissane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kissane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- G. Kissane, who landed in San Francisco in 1852
- James Kissane, who was naturalized in Kansas in 1874
- Joseph Kissane, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1888
- Patrick Kissane, who was naturalized in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1894
- Patrick Kissane, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1894
- Monsignor Edward J. Kissane DD, LSS (1886-1959), Irish priest, educator and Biblical Scholar
- Richard Kissane (b. 1868), Irish hurler who played for the Kerry, he won one All- Ireland medal and one Munster medal
- Paudie Kissane (b. 1980), Irish Gaelic footballer from Cork
- Eamonn Kissane (1899-1979), Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Government Chief Whip (1943–1948)
- Andy Kissane, Australian writer from Melbourne awarded the Publisher's Cup Cricket Poetry Award, the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry and the BTG-Blue Dog Poetry Reviewing prize
- Dan Kissane, author of children's books
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
- 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.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
- 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.
- Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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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