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Irish Surname - Keane

Origin of the Irish surname Keane

The Irish surname Keane has its origins in the Gaelic name "Ó Catháin," which means "descendant of Cathán." It is a common surname in Ireland, particularly in the province of Munster, with strong associations in County Kerry. The name Keane can also be found in other parts of Ireland and has spread throughout the world due to emigration.

Keane is an anglicised form of the original Gaelic name, reflecting the phonetic adaptation from Irish to English. The Keane surname has deep roots in Irish history and is associated with several prominent families and clans in County Kerry.

The surname Keane is ranked as the 35th most common surname in Ireland.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Keane

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Keane

The specific Coat of Arms and motto associated with the Irish surname Keane can vary depending on the individual family history and lineage.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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