Parishes where O'Keane and a second surname are found together


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

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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.
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
& total households

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Kean: 245
Keane: 1678
Keen: 2
Keene: 6
O'Keane: 4

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Cathain
O keane

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