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First name origins & meanings:

  1. English: House
  2. Norse: Marshland

First name variations: Kerr, Keir, Kirby, Kir

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English and Scottish: variant of Carr.
  2. 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.
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