Keeton Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Kenton, Elton, Exton, Seaton, Kempton, Leaton, Yelton, Belton, Benton

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Keeton Family Origin

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Keeton Family Occupations

What did your Keeton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Keeton family was Provision Dealer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keeton. The most common Keeton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Keeton's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Provision Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Keeton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Keeton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Keeton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keeton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Keeton Life Expectancy

What is the average Keeton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Keeton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Keeton in 1940 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keeton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keeton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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