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Cane Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Caen in Calvados (France). See also Cain and Cam . English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Cana which is probably of ancient Germanic origin. English: nickname for a tall thin man from Middle English Old French cane ‘cane reed’ (from Latin canna). It may also be 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. Irish (Mayo) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin or Mac Catháin see Kane . Italian (northern; Canè): habitational name from a place caled Canè in Brescia. Italian (southern; Canè): occupational name for a basket maker or the like from Greek kanna ‘reed’ + the occupational suffix -(e)as.7: French: from a 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.8: French (Cané): topographic name from Gascon caner from Latin canna ‘reed’.9: Albanian: from Cane a vernacular short form of the Muslim personal name Hasan .10: Americanized form of an unidentified German surname most likely Köhn (see Kohn ). Compare Kane .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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You can see how Cane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cane families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 518 Cane families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Cane's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cane families in 1891.
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What did your Cane ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cane. 11% of Cane men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Cane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cane were Gardener and Domestic Duties. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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What is the average Cane lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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