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The name Keeping comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a rotund or heavy person. The surname Keeping was originally derived from the Old English nickname Cypping, which is in turn derived from the Germanic root kupp, which means to swell or to be swollen. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Keeping Early Origins



The surname Keeping was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Keeping Spelling Variations


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Keeping Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Keeping has undergone many spelling variations, including Keeping, Keppyng, Kepping, Kipping, Kippen and many more.

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Keeping Early History


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Keeping Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keeping research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Keeping History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keeping Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keeping Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keeping 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Keeping were among those contributors:

Keeping Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Keeping, who came to Maryland in 1674
  • William Keeping, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Philip Keeping, who came to America in 1685

Keeping Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edwin Herbert Keeping, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Ernest Dalter Keeping, aged 24, who landed in America from England, in 1908
  • Lilian Sarah Keeping, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Christchurch, England, in 1909
  • Thomas Jones Keeping, aged 30, who landed in America from Christchurch, England, in 1909
  • William H. Keeping, aged 17, who settled in America from Trowbridge, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keeping Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William Keeping, aged 30, who emigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1917
  • William Keeping, aged 23, who settled in Fortune, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • James Keeping, aged 20, who settled in New Waterford, Cape Breton, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keeping (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keeping (post 1700)



  • Michael Keeping (1902-1984), English footballer and manager
  • Winston Maxwell "Max" Keeping CM OOnt (1942-2015), Canadian broadcaster, Vice-President of news and public affairs CTV, Ottawa, news anchor of the evening news from 1972 until his retirement in 2010
  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58095">Frank Keeping, British one time silver Olympic medalist for cycling during the 1896 games
  • Charles Keeping (1924-1988), British illustrator, children's author, and lithographer
  • Jeff Keeping (b. 1982), Canadian Football League defensive tackle

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Keeping Historic Events


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Keeping Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Joseph  Keeping, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Lily May  Keeping (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. J. W. or W.  Keeping (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Ms. Rita May Keeping (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edwin Herbert Keeping (d. 1912), aged 33, American First Class passenger from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Keeping Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keeping 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 20 September 2016 at 13:37.

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