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O'Kane households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

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


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Antrim 27 Belfast city 5
Derry 109 Donegal 3
Down 3 Fermanagh 1
Kerry 1 Sligo 1
Tyrone 23 Wicklow 1

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.
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.
Ó Catháin: Quite numerous: scattered. Ir.Lang. See Kane, Keane.
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.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Cain 104
Caine 50
Cane 149
Kain 20
Kaine 5
Kane 1946
O'Kane 174


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


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