Kehr Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Kehl, Wehr, Kerr, Lehr, Gehr, Fehr, Kahr, Rehr, Rehm, Ahr

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Kehr Family Origin

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Kehr Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Kehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kehr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kehr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kehr. For the veterans among your Kehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kehr Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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