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Origins of the Kerr surname

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About the Kerrs

We have a total number of 182038 records for people with the last name Kerr.

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Where do most Kerrs live?

In 1921, most Kerrs lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Kerrs

How common is your surname?

355th most common surname in the UK

We have 122,000 records for the Kerr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1595.

Who were Kerrs most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Kerrs.

What are the most common Kerr first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Kerr family members

Common jobs for Kerrs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kerrs in 1921
Dressmaker

752

Domestic Servant

577

Housekeeper

455

House Keeper

364

F S

363

Common Male occupations for Kerrs in 1921
Coal Miner

1,417

Farmer

555

Joiner

469

Tailor

456

General Labourer

398

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