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O'Kane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish-Alt , Irish


Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name O'Kane originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cathain.


Early Origins of the O'Kane family


The surname O'Kane was first found in Derry, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the O'Kane family


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Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1196 is included under the topic Early O'Kane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

O'Kane Spelling Variations


Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname O'Kane are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Cain, Caine, Kane, Kain, Cahan, O'Cahan, Kean, Keane, O'Keane, Ceane, Cean, Kahan, O'Kean, O'Kane, O'Kaine, Kaine, Keann, Cainn, Cainne, Kainn, Cahann, O'Cain and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Kane family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'Kane family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

O'Kane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Patrick O'Kane, (b. 1850), aged 23, Scottish farm labourer travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Wild Deer" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th March 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Mary O'Kane, (b. 1851), aged 22, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Wild Deer" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th March 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Grace O'Kane, (b. 1873), aged 6 months, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Wild Deer" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th March 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. John O'Kane, (b. 1823), aged 50, Scottish farm labourer travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Wild Deer" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th March 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Bridget O'Kane, (b. 1826), aged 47, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Wild Deer" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th March 1874 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name O'Kane (post 1700)


  • Rear Admiral Richard Hetherington O'Kane (1911-1994), American United States Navy submarine commander in World War II, who received a Medal of Honor, eponym of the USS O'Kane (DDG-77), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Richard O'Kane. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Richard O'Kane. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O%27Kane
  • Jake O’Kane, Irish stand-up comedian
  • Gerard O'Kane (b. 1984), Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Derry (2005-)
  • Deirdre O'Kane (b. 1970), Irish stand-up comedian and actress
  • Damien O'Kane (b. 1978), Northern Irish musician from Coleraine
  • Gary O'Kane (b. 1970), Irish retired sportsperson who played hurling for Antrim (1998-2000)
  • Eunan Charles O'Kane (b. 1990), Northern Irish footballer, member of various Northern Ireland National Teams (2005-)
  • Gerard O'Kane. (b. 1984), Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Aidan O'Kane (b. 1979), Northern Irish footballer
  • William "Liam" O'Kane, Northern Irish footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ Richard O'Kane. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Richard O'Kane. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O%27Kane


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