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The family name Keats, a surname of England is believed to be descended originally from the Anglo Saxon race from old English word cyta or cyte which has been used to describe a worker at the shed, outhouse for animals, hence herdsman. It can also be attributed to the Middle English word kete or kyte (the bird) from greed or rapacity. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... For the a German literary figure see Johann Gottfried Herder A herder is a worker who lives a semi-nomadic life, caring for various domestic animals, especially in places where these animals wander unfenced pasture lands. ...


The family name Keats emerged as a notable family name in the county of Devonshire where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Kitts and they were the Lords of the manor and of now extinct baronets. They also branched into Berkshire and Gloucestershire. As of the 1891 census in England most Keats's or Keates's were resident in Staffordshire. This page is about the English county, for alternative meanings see Devon (disambiguation). ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ...


In North America members of the family name Keats had made their way to the New World in such places as Newfoundland, Maryland, Boston and Philadelphia. These first migrants could be considered a kinsman of the surname Keats or a variable spelling of the family name. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


Some of early instances of Keats in North America are:

  • John Keates, Justice of Ferryland district, 1730;
  • William Keate(s), of Trinity Bay, 1765;
  • John Keats, Boston, 1769;
  • Thomas Keate of Maryland, 1774;
  • M. Keates, of St. Mary's, 1782;
  • Sarah, of Trinity, Trinity Bay, 1794;
  • Robert Keats, of Bonavista, 1794;
  • ----- Keat, joint purchaser of fishing room on Pond Island, Greenspond Harbour, 1802;
  • Robert Keates, missionary of Twillingate, 1813;
  • James Keat, of St. John's, 1828;
  • George Keets, school-master of Port Rexton, 1843;
  • Samuel Keates, of Castle Cove, Bonavista Bay, 1856;
  • Thomas J., granted land at Little Placentia (now Argentia), 1857;
  • Ann Kates, of Herring Neck, 1857;
  • Frederick and John Keats, Philadelphia, between 1868 and 1870;
  • Robert Kates or Keates, of Grates Cove, 1860, of Caplin Cove, Conception Bay, 1871;
  • Samuel Keats, of Musgravetown, 1871;
  • Samuel and William, of Newman's Cove, 1871;
  • Theodore Kates, of Cape Norman, 1871.

Notable amongst the Keats family name would be: Ferryland in Newfoundland is part of the Avalon Peninsula on the southern shore of the island south of St. ... Trinity Bay refers to several different locations: Trinity Bay on the northeastern coast of the Canadian island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... St. ... For other uses, see Trinity (disambiguation). ... Categories: Towns | Newfoundland and Labrador communities | Coastal towns of Canada | Canada-place stubs ... Twillingate is a town of about 3,000 inhabitants situated on two neighbouring islands in northern Newfoundland. ... Saint John may refer to: Several Saints: John the Apostle, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed John the Evangelist, traditionally identified with the apostle, and to whom the books 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation are attributed Saint John the Baptist John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople... Bonavista Bay is a large bay located on the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Argentia is a community on the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... (pop:640 in 2001) an incorporated municipality in the sheltered southwest corner of Bonavista Bay on the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Cape Norman, the bare, rocky, northernmost point of insular Newfoundland appears on French maps as Cape Dordois, in 1713, and as Cape Normand in 1744. ...

The Coat of Arms for Keats is a silver shield overlaid with three dark silver mountain cats beneath an Armet and embroidered with vines and leaves of alternating colours of red and silver. John Keats John Keats (October 31, 1795 – February 23, 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. ... Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats (16 January 1757 – 5 April 1834) Governor of Newfoundland, born Chalton, Hampshire. ... Ezra Jack Keats (born March 11, 1916, died May 6, 1983) was an artist and one of the greatest childrens literature authors and illustrators of the 20th Century. ... Duke Keats (March 21, 1895 in Montreal, Quebec - January 16, 1971) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Armet is the name of a type of helm developed in the 15th century, most likely in Italy. ...


Place names using Keats:

Keats House Keats House is a museum in Hampstead in North London, England. ... Keats Island is a small uninhabited island located on the Eastport Peninsula of Bonavista Bay near the community of Salvage, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Bonavista Bay is a large bay located on the northeast coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

See also

Anglo-Saxon names were often made up of two words combined. ... A family name, or surname or last name, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...

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