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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."

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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.


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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.

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More information is included under the topic Early Kissane 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:

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
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  • 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
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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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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