Ocane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Ocane is an old Irish name that originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cathain or Mac Cathain.

"This name may be rendered 'warrior' (cath, 'a battle’). The O’Cathains, now O'Kanes, were of the race of Eoghan, who was son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, Monarch of Ireland, who died A.D. 406." [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Ocane family

The surname Ocane was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster.

Early History of the Ocane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ocane research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1196, 1617, 1666, 1736, 1666, 1689, 1737, 1736 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Ocane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ocane Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kane, Kayne, O'Kane, Cain, O'Cain and others.

Early Notables of the Ocane family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Richard Kane (1666-1736?), Irish brigadier-general, born at Down, Ireland, 20 Dec. 1666, and entered the royal regiment of Ireland -since the 18th royal Irish foot - about 1689. According to the War Office Kane died on 9 Jan. 1737 (Cannon, 9th Foot), and...
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Migration of the Ocane family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Kane settled in New London Conn. in 1811 with his family; Charles, David, Francis, Henry, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Thomas and William Kane, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870.



  1. ^ Moore, A.W., Manx Names. London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1906. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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