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From: John Mclaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Ewing m222
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 22:08:30 -0600
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<I am reading the Keane results correctly that O'Cahain of Ulster are
not M222?

Try his main site.


He's got them broken down into four main groups. O Cathain of Ulster are
group 4. Definitely M222.

McKane Group 01- This group was located in the northern County Antrim ,
Ireland . The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Eáin. The origin of this
group of McKanes has been particularly hard to locate. A promising line
of research that led to Donegal in the end returned to north Antrim as
more data was collected. Late in 2006 DNA results were received that
linked this McKane group to families living in mid Argyle circa mid
1400s AD. This new origin theory is being pursued via DNA testing and
primary source research. Anglicised forms found in this group are
McCain, McCane, McKane, McKain, McKean, and McKeen. This group
includes the McKanes of the Marsh Creek Settlement, of northern Maryland
, and has many Canadian members. Many of the McCains in the US South
and West are of this group.

McKane group 02 - The Irish form of the name may be Mac Catháin or Mac
Eáin. McCain and McCaine are the anglicised spellings. The group
found in the US South and West and in New England and date to Colonial
times. This group includes Thomas McKean, Signer of the Declaration of
Independence and President of the Philadelphia Hibernian Society in the
1790s and also includes Rev Alexander McCaine, born in Tipperary ,
Ireland , a famous Methodist theologian and writer in the ante bellum

McKane group 03 - Gaelic form of this name is Mac Eain and these are the
very famous McKanes of Clan Donald. This group is Norse in paternal
ancestry and Gaelic on its maternal side. This group is the same line
as the Clan Donald chiefs. Anglicised forms are McCain, McKane, McKean,
and Johnston. Both the Ardnamurchan Mac Eain family and the Glencoe Mac
Eain family are in this group.

McKane group 04 - This is the County Derry Ó Catháin clan and perhaps
the most numerous and most well-known Kane family. They have a long and
distinguished history. Anglicised forms which have been proven via DNA
testing are O’Kane, Kane, McCane, McKane, McKeen, McCaughan, McCann,
and Cain.

Individual McKanes: the individual McKanes (by all spellings)
represent other groups of course, but ones that have not yet found
matching families. We have Irish, Manx and Scottish McCains in this
group. Anglicised spellings include Keane, Cain, and McCain and they are
geographically spread from Cork , to the Isle of Man to Scotland . Most
are Gaelic in origin, with a few being Norse in origin.

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