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The Keeves surname is thought to have derived from an Old Norse personal name Ivarr of uncertain origin. It became a given name in Ireland, Scotland and Wales before becoming a hereditary surname.

Keeves Early Origins



The surname Keeves was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Keeves Early History


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Keeves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keeves research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1479, 1659, 1621, 1644, 1621, 1622, 1640 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Keeves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keeves Spelling Variations


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Keeves Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacIver, MacIvor, MacCure, MacEure, MacUre and many more.

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Keeves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keeves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keeves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keeves In Ireland


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Keeves In Ireland



Some of the Keeves family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Keeves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Keeves, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Motto


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Motto



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: Numquam obliviscar
Motto Translation: I will never forget.


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Keeves Family Crest Products


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