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National Keaton Day 2023: Date, History, Facts, Activities

What is an Old English settlement that rhymes with Keaton without the 'a'? The history of this family began in Ketton County, Rutland. Michael and Diane Keaton use the surname Keaton,

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National Keaton Day is annually celebrated on April 15. If you’re anything like us, the names Michael and Diane Keaton, two well-known actors, presumably came to mind first. However, they are the only two members of the Keaton family’s extended branch. Keaton is not exclusively a surname; it is also occasionally employed as a given name. Its origins can be traced back to the landlocked Old English county of Ketton, which is believed to mean “place of hawks.”

The background of National Keaton Day

What is an Old English settlement that rhymes with Keaton without the ‘a’? The history of this family began in Ketton County, Rutland. Michael and Diane Keaton use the surname Keaton, but it can also be a given name, as in the case of Keaton Ellerby, a Canadian professional ice hockey player. It is a distinctive name for baby boys and girls, rendering it gender-neutral.

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The name Keaton has a lengthy association with Ketton County. It is one of the few surnames originating from Rutland, which distinguishes it. The name is assumed to have an Old English meaning of “place of hawks.” This is not wholly confirmed, however. Several sources indicate that the word Keaton means’shed village.’

In Rutland, England, Ketton is a city-parish and landlocked settlement. Additionally, it is the fourth largest municipality in the county. The origin of its name and the surname it gave birth to are unknown. According to researchers, it originated most likely in the River Charter of Ceta. The community is proud of its cement production, limestone quarries, and Keaton ancestry.

Keaton was first used and discovered as a surname in Leicestershire, England, with Robert of Ketton, now anglicised as Keaton, the first person to translate the Qur’an into Latin, being one of the earliest references.

Once upon a time, when English spelling was not standardized, there were numerous spelling variations of the name. It was also known as Keeton, Keton, Keton, Katyn, and numerous other names.

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Watch a film starring Keaton

We are all familiar with the well-known actors with the surname Keaton, but you may already be aware that other actors with the same name have appeared on our screens before them. You can respect these outstanding actors by viewing the films in which they feature, whether you’re up-to-date or going back decades. Locate and view any of these films online.

Call a friend

If your acquaintances’ first, last, or even maiden name is Keaton, call them and wish them a happy National Keaton Day. You could also send them a message or provide them with a free meal. Ask your family and friends to contact any Keatons they may know in order to initiate a celebratory chain reaction.

Identify the family lineage

The Keaton family tree is an extensive historical one, and there are tens of thousands of online archives that can be used to trace this family as far back as possible. If you are a Keaton, wouldn’t it be intriguing to discover how far back your lineage goes? With Robert of Ketton, the earliest known instance of the surname, we’ve already given you a head start.

5 Interesting Facts Concerning the Name KEATON

The 2,961st most common name in the United States is Keaton.

To avoid confusion with the then-popular actor Micheal Douglas, the famous actor Micheal Keaton had to change his given name, Micheal Douglas, to Michael Keaton.

Diane Keaton was formerly known as Diane Hall until she adopted her mother’s surname because her previous name was already registered with the Actors Guild.

More than 250,000 census records contain the last name Keaton.

Due to the trend of using last names as first names, Keaton first appeared on the U.S. naming statistics in 1985, alongside names such as Keegan and Kelsey.


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