When Marion Keir was born on 6 January 1850, in Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Keir, was 24 and her mother, Helen Stewart, was 23. She married Francis Danks on 16 July 1869, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Uphall, Linlithgowshire, Scotland in 1881. She died in 1926, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.
Scottish (central): habitational name from a place in Dunblane (Perthshire) called Keir. The placename may be from Scots keir ‘ancient fortification’, or, if old, from the source of this, Brittonic or Pictish cair.
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