Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in either of the settlements called Ketton in Durham or Rutland, or in the place called Keaton in Ermington, in Devon. The surname Ketent belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Ketent family
Leicestershire. One of the first records of the family was Robert of Ketton (Latin: Robertus Cetenensis) (c. 1110-1160), an English medieval theologian, astronomer, translator and Arabist. His is thought to have been from village in Rutland, near Stamford, Lincolnshire. Today Ketton is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands but dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Chetone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) It is thought that the village name originated from "an old river name, possibly a derivation of the Celtic "ced" meaning "wood" + the Old English word "ea" meaning "river." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The second record of the family was Robert de Keton who was listed in the Calendar of Inquisitiones post mortem from Nottinghamshire in 1362. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Ketent family
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Ketent Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Keaton, Keeton, Ketton, Keton, Ketyn, Keetyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Ketent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ketent family to Ireland
Some of the Ketent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ketent family to the New World and Oceana
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 Ketent were among those contributors: William Keaton, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1775. Samuel Keaton arrived in Philadelphia in 1799.
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