Kean



Parishes where Kean and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:3Armagh:3Belfast city:11Cavan:3
Clare:18Cork:13Derry:18Down:6
Dublin:7Dublin city:8Galway:7Kerry:2
Kildare:9Leitrim:3Limerick:8Longford:4
Louth:9Mayo:18Meath:16Monaghan:3
Offaly:6Roscommon:10Sligo:2Tipperary:14
Tyrone:4Waterford:36Westmeath:2Wicklow:2

Surname Dictionary

Kean fairly rare: Down & scattered. See Keane.
Keane Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster. Ir. Ó Catháin, Ó Céin. The former is general in Munster; the latter relates to Waterford. Evidently distinct from the Ulster group, although Woulfe refers to a branch of the Derry sept in Clare. SI & SGG.
Keen rare: Down. Possibly English, also a variant of Keane, q.v. DOS.
Mac Aodháin Keane: ? líonmhar sa tír, ach ní ag freagairt don sloinne Gaelach sa a fuair de Bhulbh i gConnacht. Aodhán - díspeagadh ar Aodh a chiallaíonn "lasair". SGG.
Mac Catháin Keane: líonmhar go forleathan ach baineann an sloinne seo leis an gClár mar a raibh siad ina gcomharbaí ar N Seanán ag Inis Cathaigh.SGG.
Ó Catháin Quite numerous: scattered. Ir.Lang. See Kane, Keane.
Ó Catháin Kane, Keane: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre. (1) Clann de Chinéal Eoghain (Doire), (2) Clann d'Uí Fiachrach (Gaillimh). Ach, sa Mhumhain, ní mór aire d'Ó Céin, q.v. IF.
O'Keane rare: scattered. Ir. Ó Catháin. Also as Ó Céin (a different name) in Waterford. See also Keane and Kane.

Variants in Griffith's
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Kean: 245
Keane: 1678
Keen: 2
Keene: 6
O'Keane: 4

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Ceane
Keain
Kene
Keyan
Mac Aodhain
Mac Cathain
McKeene
O Cathain
O Cathain
O keane
O'Cahin
O'Kean


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