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The Irish name Keane is the English version of the Gaelic "O' Cathain". The English translation roughly meaning "son of Cathain", "Cath" meaning "war or battle" in English.

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#5 Keane

Greetings from a Keane from Co. Kerry, Ireland. I have published a genealogy book that might be of interest to those with links to County Kerry, titled 'From Laois to Kerry'. Its available on Amazon.

#4 Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Keane name has a long history in Ireland, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Keane story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup D2] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Keane surname origin is from the Cenél Conaill [R1b-L513, Subgroup D] who found the Dál Fiatach.

#3 Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) A group will also found the Kingdom of Ercing in Wales as trade with Romans will become essential around 300 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Keane story begins in pre-history Ireland but this line and many of his kin will move to Wales, then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

#2 Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit

#1 KeaneStevie

Greetings to my Matriarchal Tribe. I am trying to learn as much as I can about my tribe, my family, where we came from originally in Ireland and our history. My Grandfather was James Patrick Keane who passed away in March 2011. Growing up in Ohio, he eventually attended the University of Iowa, became a member of the US Navy during World War II and went on to star for the NFL Chicago Bears from 1946-1952. In 1952 he played for the Green Bay Packers. My grandfather lived in Chicago but the rest of the family seems to have been from OhioWest Virginia. Anyone help would be greatly welcome.

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