O'kane Family History

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O'kane Name 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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O'kane Family Origin

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O'kane Family Occupations

What did your O'kane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Butler & Egg Dealer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'kane. The most common O'kane occupation in the UK was Labourer. 18% of O'kane's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the O'kane family was Flax Dresser.

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  • Labourer

  • Butler & Egg Dealer

  • Cooper

  • Flax Dresser


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your O'kane ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

O'kane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name O'kane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name O'kane. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name O'kane. For the veterans among your O'kane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'kane Life Expectancy

What is the average O'kane lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for O'kane

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O'kane ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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