Kehr Name Meaning

from Middle High German kere ‘bend’, ‘corner’, hence a topographic name for someone living near a bend in a road or near a field named with this word. The name is common in Tyrol (where it is also a place name from which the surname may have arisen) and in adjoining parts of Switzerland. possibly a short form of a personal name, Kehri or Kehrein, derived from the Roman personal name Quirinus, which was borne by several early Christian martyrs.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Kehr Family Origin

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Kehr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Kehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Kehr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kehr family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kehr.

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Kehr Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Kehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kehr in 1956 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kehr

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