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Origin Of The Surname Kane

Meaning Of The Surname Kane

Tall and Thin

Interesting Facts About Kane

Kane is thought to have been derived from the English word cane and this has given it two theoretical origins. Firstly it could have come about from a nickname for someone of a tall and thin stature, and in this way would have been used as a descriptive surname. It could also have been given as an occupational name given to a reed weaver, who would have weaved reeds or ‘canes’ into items such as baskets.

Kane Statistics

Kane is the number 563 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 17,128 share the surname Kane in the UK.

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