Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain, patronymic
from Iain, one of the Gaelic forms of John. This name is
found in many other spellings, including McCain, Kean,
and McKean. In some cases it may also be a variant of
- English: variant spelling of
- English (of Norman origin): habitational name from
Caen in Calvados, France, named with the Gaulish elements catu
‘battle’ + magos ‘field’, ‘plain’.
(Caïn): from the Biblical name Cain (Hebrew
Qayin), probably applied as a derogatory nickname for someone
who was considered to be treacherous.
(Caín): habitational name from a place called Caín in
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