Kehr Name Meaning

from Middle High German kere ‘bend’, ‘corner’, hence a topographic name for someone living near a bend in a road or near a field named with this word. The name is common in Tyrol (where it is also a place name from which the surname may have arisen) and in adjoining parts of Switzerland. possibly a short form of a personal name, Kehri or Kehrein, derived from the Roman personal name Quirinus, which was borne by several early Christian martyrs.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kehl, Wehr, Kerr, Lehr, Gehr, Fehr, Kahr, Rehr, Rehm, Ahr

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Kehr Family Origin

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Kehr Family Occupations

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  • Skin Dresser

    100%

In 1881, the most common Kehr occupation in the UK was Skin Dresser. 100% of Kehr's were Skin Dressers.

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Between 1956 and 2004, Kehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kehr in 1956 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kehr

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