According to House of Names, the Kitten surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, possibly residents of a village in Durham or Rutland called Ketton. Alternatively, there was also a place called Keaton in County Devon. Therefore, this source proposes that Kitten is a habitational name. Spelling variations include: Keaton, Keeton, Ketton, Keton, Ketyn and Keetyn and more.
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