Spelling variations of this family name include: Kane, Kayne, O'Kane, Cain, O'Cain and others.
First found in county Derry.
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.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Some noteworthy people of the name Kane
* Robert Kane (1916-1998), American cartoonist and comic book illustrator, who created Batman in 1939
* Carol Kane (b. 1952), American actress, played the wife of Andy Kaufman's character on the t.v. show "Taxi"
* Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857), American, US Navy medical officer, member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin
* Paul Kane (1810-1871), Canadian (Irish-born) painter
* Colonel John R Kane, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
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