Cane Family History
Cane Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados (France). See also Cain and Cam . English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Cana which is probably of ancient Germanic origin. English: nickname for a tall thin man from Middle English Old French cane ‘cane reed’ (from Latin canna). It may also be a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered reeds which were widely used in the Middle Ages as a floor covering as roofing material and for weaving small baskets. Irish (Mayo) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin or Mac Catháin see Kane . Italian (northern; Canè): habitational name from a place caled Canè in Brescia. Italian (southern; Canè): occupational name for a basket maker or the like from Greek kanna ‘reed’ + the occupational suffix -(e)as.7: French: from a Norman and Picard variant of chane a term denoting a particular type of elongated pitcher (ultimately from Latin canna ‘reed’) hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a potter who specialized in making such jugs or a nickname for someone who resembled one.8: French (Cané): topographic name from Gascon caner from Latin canna ‘reed’.9: Albanian: from Cane a vernacular short form of the Muslim personal name Hasan .10: Americanized form of an unidentified German surname most likely Köhn (see Kohn ). Compare Kane .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022