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No O'Cahin households in mid-19th century Ireland


O'Cahin households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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No O'Cahin households in the Primary Valuation between 1847 and 1864.

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Caine: rare: Mayo, Louth etc. Ir. Ó Catháin. A variant of Kane which is much more numerous, and Keane which stands for a number of different names. Ó Catháin was an important sept in Derry upto the Plantation and there was another sept in Galway. The personal name Cathán (battler) was popular in medieval Ireland. GPN.
Kane: Very numerous: all areas except Munster. Ir. Ó Catháin. A leading sept of Derry. See O'Kane. The name appears as Keane in Munster. Cath = battle (part of some first name)
Kayne: Very rare: Derry. See Kane.
Kean: fairly rare: Down & scattered. See Keane.
Keane: Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster. Ir. Ó Catháin, Ó Céin. The former is general in Munster; the latter relates to Waterford. Evidently distinct from the Ulster group, although Woulfe refers to a branch of the Derry sept in Clare. SI & SGG.
Keen: rare: Down. Possibly English, also a variant of Keane, q.v. DOS.
Mac Aodháin: Keane: ? líonmhar sa tír, ach ní ag freagairt don sloinne Gaelach sa a fuair de Bhulbh i gConnacht. Aodhán - díspeagadh ar Aodh a chiallaíonn "lasair". SGG.
Mac Catháin: Keane: líonmhar go forleathan ach baineann an sloinne seo leis an gClár mar a raibh siad ina gcomharbaí ar N Seanán ag Inis Cathaigh.SGG.
O'Kane: Very numerous: Derry-Tyrone-Donegal and Ulster generally. Ir. Ó Catháin. A major sept of Derry (Ciannacht Glinne). The name occurs as Keane elsewhere. See also Kane. IF.
O'Keane: rare: scattered. Ir. Ó Catháin. Also as Ó Céin (a different name) in Waterford. See also Keane and Kane.
Ó Catháin: Kane, Keane: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre. (1) Clann de Chinéal Eoghain (Doire), (2) Clann d'Uí Fiachrach (Gaillimh). Ach, sa Mhumhain, ní mór aire d'Ó Céin, q.v. IF.
Ó Catháin: Quite numerous: scattered. Ir.Lang. See Kane, Keane.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Cain 104
Caine 50
Cane 149
Kain 20
Kaine 5
Kane 1946
Kean 245
Keane 1675
Keen 2
Keene 6
O'Kane 174
O'Keane 4


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Catháin
Ó Cathain
Caghan
Cahain
Cahan
Cahen
Caughan
Cayn
Cayne
Kahan
Kayne
Kene
Keyan
Mac Aodháin
Mac Catháin
O Cadhain
O'Cahan
O'Cahin
O'Caine
O'Cathain


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