, 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
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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keates research.Another 149 words (11 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 Keates History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Keates include Keate, Keete, Keyte, Keite, Keat, Keet, Keats and many more.