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McKane comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.

McKane Early Origins



The surname McKane was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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McKane Spelling Variations


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McKane Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McKane has appeared as MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.

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McKane Early History


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McKane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKane research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early McKane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKane In Ireland


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McKane In Ireland



Some of the McKane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McKane or a variant listed above:

McKane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John McKane, who landed in America in 1806
  • James McKane, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1819
  • Alexander McKane, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Andrew McKane, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

McKane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nancy McKane, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

McKane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James McKane, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKane (post 1700)



  • Matthew McKane (b. 1981), American stage actor
  • John McKane (d. 1886), Irish Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Irish constituency of Mid Armagh

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McKane Historic Events


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McKane Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Peter David McKane (d. 1912), aged 46, English Second Class passenger from Guernsey, Channel Islands who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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    The McKane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKane 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2014 at 17:02.

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