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Origins of the McKerr surname

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About the McKerrs

We have a total number of 478 records for people with the last name McKerr.

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Where do most McKerrs live?

In 1921, most McKerrs lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about McKerrs

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 220 records for the McKerr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1881.

Who were McKerrs most likely to marry?



Mc Kerrs

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What are the most common McKerr first names?

  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McKerrs

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

Common Female occupations for McKerrs in 1921
House Servant


At School






Sells Oysters


Common Male occupations for McKerrs in 1921
Chemist & Druggist


Iron Work Lab




Dock Labourer


Farm Servant


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