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O'kane Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’, a personal name derived from cath ‘battle’. As lords of Keenaght in County Derry the O’Kanes were a leading sept in Ulster up to the time of the plantation (early 17th century).

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

Similar surnames: Kane, O'mara, O'hare, O'haver, O'keefe, Horkan, Shane, Slane, Daane

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You can see how O'kane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The O'kane family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most O'kane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 O'kane families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded O'kane's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of O'kane families in 1880.
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Between 1994 and 2004, in the United States, O'kane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for O'kane in 1994 was 61, and 57 in 2004.

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