Last Name CAINE


Meaning The sone of Kane or Cain.
Origin English, Jewish, Spanish, Irish, South african, Liberian

Rank 7,544 (2000 US census) 8,589 (1990 US census)
Count 4,066 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 70.34%, or 2860 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 25.14%, or 1022 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.71%, or 29 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.47%, or 19 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.82%, or 74 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.52%, or 62 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

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English surnames

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