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Keaton Family History

Keaton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Keeton.

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


Similar surnames: Keyton, Deaton, Kayton, Reason, Kean, Yelton, Deyton, Leyton, Berton

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Where is the Keaton family from?

You can see how Keaton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keaton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keaton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Keaton families living in Virginia. This was about 20% of all the recorded Keaton's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Keaton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keaton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keaton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keaton. 23% of Keaton men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Keaton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keaton were Farming and Cook. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Keaton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keaton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keaton. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Keaton. For the veterans among your Keaton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keaton lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Keaton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Keaton in 1951 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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