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CANE Family History

This interesting name has two main sources of origin. Firstly, from the Olde French "Cane", a reed and is either a nickname for a tall, thin reed-like person, a topographical name for someone who lived in a damp area overgrown with reeds or a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer of reeds, widely used in the Middle Ages as a floor covering and for weaving small baskets. Alternatively it could be of Celtic origin from the Welsh "cain" beautiful. "Keina" is a womans name. One Jane Cane married Phillip Watkins in St.

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