Cane Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle English, Old French cane ‘cane’, ‘reed’ (Latin canna). It may also be a topographic name for someone who lived in a damp area overgrown with reeds, or 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. Southern Italian: either a habitational name from a place named Canè, in Bescia and Belluna, or more likely an occupational name for a basket maker or the like, from Greek kanna ‘reed’ + the occupational suffix -(e)as. French: 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. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Köhn (see Kuehn).

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


Similar surnames: Cave, Carne, Cape, Cade, Case, Lane, Cann, Cage, Crane, Cale

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Cane Family Origin

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Cane Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Labourer

    19%
  • Manufacturer

    6%
  • Cigar Maker

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cane family was Cigar Maker. The most common Cane occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Cane's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Manufacturer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cane.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Cane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cane in 1943 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cane

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