Alexander Kerr

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Kerr was born on 28 May 1824, in Broad Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada as the son of Alexander Kerr and Hannah Loudett? Campbell?. He married Margaret Mary Valentine on 31 October 1846, in Digby Neck, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Digby, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1879. He died on 13 July 1888, in Rossway, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rossway, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Alexander Kerr
Margaret Mary Valentine
Marriage: 31 October 1846
Fanny Jane Kerr
Hannah Augusta Kerr
Sarah Waters Kerr
Walter Bruce Kerr
Martha Kerr
Mary Kerr

Sources (50)

  • Alexander Karr, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Alexander Ker, "Nova Scotia, Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896"
  • Alexander Kerr, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or swampy woodland, Middle English kerr ‘brushwood, wet ground’ (Old Norse kjarr). A legend grew up that the Kerrs were left-handed, on theory that the name is derived from Gaelic cearr ‘wrong-handed, left-handed’.

Irish: variant of Carr .

Americanized form of German Kehr or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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