Last name: KERR

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KERR : This last name is indexed 351,884 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KERR : 1: English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or swampy woodland Middle English kerr ‘brushwood wet ground’ (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’.2: Irish: variant of Carr.4: Americanized form of German Kehr or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.3: Scottish: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chéir ‘son of the dusky lad’ formerly Anglicized in Arran as McGilker.

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