When Albert Keith was born on 1 May 1862, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Joseph Norris Keith, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, was 31. He died on 1 May 1862, at the age of 0.
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.
German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.
History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.