Keating Family History

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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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Keating Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Keating name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Keating. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    40%

  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Keating Family Origin

Where is the Keating family from?

Keating Family Occupations

What did your Keating ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keating. The most common Keating occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Keating's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Keating family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Student

    8%
  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%

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

Keating Historical Records

What Keating family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Keating. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keating 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 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Keating. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Keating Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keating

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keating 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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