Kerr Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood, northern Middle English kerr (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wrong-handed’, ‘left-handed’. Irish: see Carr. This surname has also absorbed examples of German Kehr.

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


Similar surnames: Kern, Kehr, Herr, Kirk, Kear, Merry, Burr, Kerl, Keer, Ker

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Kerr Family Origin

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Kerr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerr. A less common occupation for the Kerr family was Annuitant. The most common Kerr occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Kerr's were Farmers.

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Kerr Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Kerr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kerr in 1941 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerr

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