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Although Ireland already had an established system of hereditary surnames, the Strongbownians brought many of their own naming traditions to the island. There were, however, similarities between the two systems. The Strongbownians, like the Irish, frequently used patronymic surnames, a form of surname that was built from the name of the initial bearer's father, or another older relative. Norman patronymic names, because they were originally formed in French, were often created by the addition of a diminutive suffix to the given name, such as "-ot," "-et," "-un," "-in," or "-el." Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of "-el-in," "-el-ot," "-in-ot," and "-et-in." These Stronbownians also created patronymic names by the prefix "Fitz-," which was derived from the French word "fils," and ultimately from the Latin " filius," which both mean "son." This prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, it has disappeared from France entirely but remains common in Ireland even today. The Strongbownian surname of Keating is derived from the Old English personal name Cyting. The Gaelic form of the surname Keating is Céitinn. The indigenous Keaty family of Ireland, whose Gaelic name is O Céatfhadha, occasionally assumed the surname Keating.
During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: Keating, Keaty, Keeting, MacKeating and others.
First found in County Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keating research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1908, 1569, 1644, 1630 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Keating History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keating Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland's Great Potato Famine left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Keating:
Keating Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ignatius Keating, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
- Thomas Keating, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
Keating Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Keating, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
- Abraham Keating, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
- Barney Keating, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
- Edward Keating, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
- Anne Keating, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
Keating Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Michael Keating settled in Harbour Main in 1750
- Michael Keating, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750
- Garret Keating was a tailor of St. John's in 1769
- William Keating settled in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1784
- Ms. Keating Ann U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784
Keating Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary Keating from Cashel, Tipperary was married in St. John's in 1800
- Elizabeth Alice Butler Keating, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
- James Keating, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
- John Keating from county Waterford was married in Bonavista in 1821
- William Keating was a constable of Port de Grave, Newfoundland in 1821
Keating Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Keating a victualler, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837
- Michael Keating, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
- Catherine Keating, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
- Biddy Keating, aged 22, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
- Mary Keating, aged 23, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
Keating Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Anne Keating, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
- Michael Keating, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
- Alice Keating, aged 27, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
- Jane Keating, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waipa" in 1876
- John Keating, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
- Major-General Frank Augustus Keating (1895-1973), American Commanding General 102nd Division, North-West Europe (1944-1945)
- Frank Keating (b. 1944), American politician, former governor of Oklahoma
- Mr. Philip Keating (d. 1915), Irish Fireman from County Cavan, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
- Seán Keating (1889-1977), Irish romantic-realist painter, President of the Royal Hibernian Academy
- Justin Keating (1930-2009), Irish Labour Party politician, broadcaster, journalist, lecturer and veterinary surgeon
- Ronan Keating (b. 1977), Irish singer, was also lead singer of the Irish boy band 'Boyzone'
- Thomas Keating, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
- Mr. Frank William Keating (1889-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
- Master Russell Charles Keating (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
- Charles Keating (1941-2014), English Emmy-Award winning actor of stage, screen, and television
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fidelissimus semper
Motto Translation: Always Faithful
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- McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
- 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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- Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
- MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
- Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
The Keating Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keating 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.
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