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Recorded as Keating, Keeting and sometimes McKeating, this is an Anglo-Irish surname, but despite the occasional use of the Gaelic or Celtic Mac or Mc, is one of English medieval origins. According to the late Edward MacLysaght, the foremost authority on Irish surnames, (quote) "This great family entered Ireland with the Anglo Norman invasions of 1169-1170, and is regarded as one of the earliest of the hibernicized settler families". The surname derives from the pre 7th century English patronymic Cyting, a compound of cyta meaning "kite", and originally given as a nickname to a fierce, rapacious person. The suffix "ing", in this context means the "sons or dependants of"...

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My 4th Great-Grandfather was James Keating (1788–1849) BIRTH 22 OCT 1788 • South Carolina, USA DEATH 11 JAN 1849 • Carroll, Tennessee It was believed that either his father or his father's father was from Ireland. I can't find any additional information on the parents of my 4th Great-Grandfather or his brother Nicholas Keating (1785–1840) BIRTH 1785 • South Carolina, USA; DEATH 1840 • Carroll Co. Tennessee. My aunt traced my family back to Ireland before she passed, but I don't have any of that information. Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated and helpful! Thank you so much! Best, Heather Keating

Amy Keating

Hello! Hoping to learn about my lineage. My father is Norman and my grandparents are John and Isabella. My paternal great grandfather was an interior decorator for the Titanic. They lived in Belfast.


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