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Keeton Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name from Kiveton in the parish of Wales (Yorkshire) close to the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The placename probably derives from Old English cȳf ‘vessel tub’ used topographically for a depression or hollow + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. variant of Caton . variant of Ketton a habitational name from either of two places called Ketton in Rutland or in Durham.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Keeton family from?

You can see how Keeton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keeton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Keeton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Keeton families living in Alberta. This was about 43% of all the recorded Keeton's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Keeton families in 1911.
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What did your Keeton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Keeton. 27% of Keeton men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Keeton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keeton were Farming 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Keeton. 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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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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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.

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