Kerr Family History & Genealogy

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Kerr Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 05, 2019

History

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Name Origin

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’.

Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Scottish, English

Early Kerrs

These are the earliest records we have of the Kerr family.

1533 - Apr 6, 1609
1538 - Feb 28, 1606
1546 - 1581
1720 - 1781
1731 - around 1793
1732 - Unknown
1733 - Unknown

Kerr Family Photos

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Kerr Family Members

Kerr Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Kerr Biographies

Unknown - Unknown
Jan 7, 1915 - February 1981
Sep 12, 1924 - Dec 29, 2002
Apr 18, 1892 - January 1971
Mar 18, 1898 - March 1985
Jul 1, 1923 - Dec 10, 1994
Jun 11, 1917 - Nov 2, 2002
Sep 29, 1937 - Mar 30, 2008
May 30, 1926 - Aug 31, 1998
Mar 26, 1894 - October 1972
Sep 26, 1910 - Feb 8, 2000
Jun 6, 1923 - Jul 15, 1992
around 1960 - Unknown
around 1865 - Aug 12, 1912
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1857 - 1932
Unknown - Unknown
1952 - 1978
around 1910 - Unknown

Kerr Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Kerr family member is 69.5 years old according to our database of 22,413 people with the last name Kerr that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.5 years

Oldest Kerrs

These are the longest-lived members of the Kerr family on AncientFaces.

Aug 21, 1866 - September 1973
107 years
Mar 15, 1891 - Jan 27, 1999
107 years
Aug 20, 1896 - Mar 7, 2002
105 years
Jul 7, 1873 - May 1979
105 years
Apr 11, 1896 - Apr 17, 2001
105 years
Mar 16, 1885 - Dec 11, 1990
105 years
Sep 15, 1905 - Sep 17, 2010
105 years
Dec 5, 1876 - November 1981
104 years
Jun 8, 1899 - Jan 3, 2003
103 years
Jul 4, 1889 - March 1993
103 years

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I'm researching kerr's from Iowa.
Jul 06, 2014 · Reply
Shirley Elkins
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i am researching James Kerr [middle name may have been William] born around 1929 to 1933 have been told think he was from Tenn. and they said he was in some part of the service. He married Christine McKnight born 1933 ok died 1967 cali. was suppose to have married Christine in dec. 1948 in tulsa county ok. They had children David,Daniel,Linda,Judy,and Paul. They were suppose to have divorced when Paul was little and Paul was born in 1957 died in Texas 2012. This is all i know about this man if anyone has any info i would greatly appericate it if you could share with me.
Oct 03, 2013 · Reply
John Kerr
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my name is john kerr i live in sunderland in england . grear great grandfather was james kerr who was born in st danes london around 1803 he married jane dixon and had a son called henry who was my great grandfather would like to know if there is any kerrs that may help to delve further into their history
Feb 03, 2010 · Reply

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