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Keating Name Meaning

English: from an Old English personal name C¯ting, a derivative of C¯ta (see Kite). Irish (of Norman origin): Americanized form of Céitinn, a Gaelicized form of de Ketyng (probably a habitational name), which was taken to southern Ireland by Anglo-Norman settlers.

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

Similar surnames: Keeling, Fearing, Kelting, Kenning, Reading, Kesting, Geeting

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Where is the Keating family from?

You can see how Keating families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keating family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keating families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Keating families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Keating's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Keating families in 1840.
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What did your Keating ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keating. 10% of Keating men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Keating women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keating were Farmer and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Keating. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Keating. For the veterans among your Keating ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keating lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Keating life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Keating in 1942 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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