This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: georginacane Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.cane/49.7/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi Claudia, My name is Georgina Cane i live in New Zealand & my father's family of Canes are from Shoreditch In Middlesex England. I started doing my fathers history at the begining of the year.In fact I can remember a link that I had found to a family of Canes in Italy which I messaged but did not hear anything back from. I to thought they were of Jewish origin hence the name Cane of Cain & Abel from the Bible, but a contact I had from Canada said that our name was not Jewish, but I beg to differ. Also a lady I had meet several years ago was telling me that our family of Canes were descendants of Bulgarian gypsies, but although it sounds interesting I haven't got that far into the family's history to confirm that. What I do know is:- my Mother once told me that the Canes had immigrated from Ireland to England because of the potato famine in Ireland. I apologize for taking so long to reply, I have only just found your link also my computer is very slow...Please write back ! as it was lovely to hear from you & if their is anything I cane help with, please feel free to ask, regards Georgie Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.