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Kerker Name Meaning

South German: variant of Kercher (see Karcher), but also from the dialect word Kerker ‘prison’ (Latin carcer), hence a metonymic occupational name for a prison warder or possibly a topographic name. North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a church, from Low German kerke ‘church’, or possibly an occupational name from a reduced form of Low German Kerkener ‘sexton’. Sorbian topographic name for someone living near bushes, from Sorbian kerk ‘bush’, ‘undergrowth’. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a dungeon, Dutch kerker.

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


Similar surnames: Kerner, Berner, Recker, Merker, Karner, Reker, Kerper, Kemper, Kelker

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Kerker Family Origin

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Kerker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kerker family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerker. The most common Kerker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Kerker's were Farmers.

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Kerker Life Expectancy

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