Kane Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’ (see O’Kane). Compare Keane. Scottish: reduced form of McKean. Jewish (Ashkenazic): altered spelling of Cohen. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Kanne. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German Köhn (see Kohn).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Kane Family Origin

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Kane Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kane family was Keeps House. The most common Kane occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Kane's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kane.

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Kane Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Kane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kane in 1940 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kane

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