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Keeton Family History

Keeton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place called Ketton in Durham or one in Rutland or from Keaton in Ermington, Devon. The first is named from the Old English personal name Catta or the Old Norse personal name Káti + Old English tun ‘settlement’; the second is probably from an old river name or tribal name Cetan (possibly a derivative of Celtic ced ‘wood’) + Old English ea ‘river’; and the last possibly from Cornish kee ‘hedge’, ‘bank’ + Old English tun.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Keeton Families

  • Number of Keeton families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Keeton families
     83 - 164
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Keeton last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Keeton Family Origin

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Keeton Immigration Information

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Keeton Family Occupations

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