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Keat Early Origins



The surname Keat was first found in 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. [1]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)

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Keat Spelling Variations


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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.

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Keat Early History


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Keat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keat research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455, 1487, 1808, 1st , 1633, 1700, 1666, 1661, 1705, 1696 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Keat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Keat, aged 44, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Mary Keat, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • John Keat, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Charles Keat, aged 5, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Leonard Keat, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keat (post 1700)



  • Preston Keat (b. 1966), American political scientist
  • Daniel Keat (b. 1987), New Zealand footballer

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Keat Historic Events


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Keat Historic Events




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Keat Family Crest Products


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Keat Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Keat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keat Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 January 2015 at 04:35.

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