Early Origins of the Keat family
Norfolk, where the name is generally thought to have been derived from a baptismal name as "the son of Kett." And whether that name represents a nickname of "Catherine" or Christopher," there is much confusion. Regardless of how the name was derived, the first record of the name was William Kett who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of Norfolk in 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Keat family
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Keat Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Keat have been found, including Keate, Keete, Keyte, Keite, Keat, Keet, Keats and many more.
Early Notables of the Keat family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Keat family to the New World and Oceana
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Keat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Keat (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Keat family
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