Ker Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Carr. Hungarian (Kér): one of the eight ancient Hungarian tribal names from the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian basin. The Kér tribe, led by a chief called Vata settled in what is now known as Békés county, but King Steven I resettled the tribe in royal estates, far away from their original residence. Thus the 42 villages named after the Kér tribe are scattered around in Hungary.

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


Similar surnames: Kor, Kew, Kier, Kerr, Aker, Ken, Keer, Keir, Key, Der

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Ker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Physician

    5%

In 1880, the most common Ker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Ker's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ker. A less common occupation for the Ker family was Physician.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Ker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Ker in 1954 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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