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Kerr Genealogy & History

Kerr is an Anglo-Scottish surname, ultimately from Old Norse. It is a topographical name, occurring mainly in counties near the border, and it was used for people living near a patch of wetlands, particularly forested areas. It comes from the word kjarr, meaning brushwood or wet ground, which came into English kerr, for a bog or fen with undergrowth. Kerr family history begins with Johannes Ker, enrolled on the Glasgow Episcopal Register in 1190. Kerr genealogy boasts of several well-known people, like the University of California at Berkeley's first Chancellor Clark Kerr, and Scottish physicist John Kerr, who discovered the Kerr effect.


Kerr Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Hubert Kerr-- --, 1912May 16,2000OH
Bailey Kerr-- --, 1906November 9,1988CA
C Bert Kerr-- --, 1914October 19,2005PA
D Bruce Kerr-- --, 1915January 20,1999DC

Kerr Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Hoyt Kerr-- --, 1916March 10,2010Indianapolis,IN
F Dorothy Kerr-- --, 1924December 18,2009Topsham,ME
G Eugene Kerr-- --, 1894January ,1987Tannersville,NY
H Drewry Kerr-- --, 1914February 23,1990Ashland,VA

Kerr Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Dean KerrMaria ParkNovember 3,1942Wake, NC
George KerrMartha WalkerAugust 16,1947Wake, NC
Joseph KerrKatherine MorrowDecember 17,1939Wake, NC
Hermon KerrDorothy NewbyDecember 23,1940Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Kerr

549th: Dyer550th: Holloway
551st: Herman552nd: Mendoza
553rd: O'Donnell554th: Moreno
555th: Levy556th: Bradford
557th: Monroe558th: Schaefer

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