Ker Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Carr. Hungarian (Kér): one of the eight ancient Hungarian tribal names from the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian basin. The Kér tribe, led by a chief called Vata settled in what is now known as Békés county, but King Steven I resettled the tribe in royal estates, far away from their original residence. Thus the 42 villages named after the Kér tribe are scattered around in Hungary.

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

Similar surnames: Kor, Kew, Kier, Kerr, Aker, Ken, Keer, Keir, Key, Der

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Ker Family Origin

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Ker Family Occupations

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In 1939, Baker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ker. 2% of Ker men worked as a Baker and 54% of Ker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ker were Accounts Clerk Oil Cake Mills and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Baker
  • Electrical Engineer
  • railway Company (travelling)
  • Accounts Clerk Oil Cake Mills

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated

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Ker Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Ker Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ker in 1954 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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