Kane Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Keane, Kan, Lane, Dane, Kann, Kaine, Cane, Kaner, Zane, Hane

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Kane Family Origin

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Kane Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kane. 12% of Kane men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Kane women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kane were Farmer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 348,000 census records available for the last name Kane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kane census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Kane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Kane. For the veterans among your Kane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kane Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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