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This interesting surname is of English, Scottish and Irish origin, and has three possible source, the first being a variant of Kerr, which is of Northern English and Scottish origin, and is a topographical name for someone who lived near a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood. The name is derived from the Middle English (1200 - 1500) "kerr", from the Old Norse "kjarr". The second source is Irish, and it is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Carra", descendant of Carra, a byname meaning "spear". The third source is also Irish, and it is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "MacGiolla Chathair", son of the servant of Cathar, a personal name derived from "cath", battle...
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James Carr, Mayo Co. Ireland around 1800s. One of my ancestors on Ancestry.com. Through my gr-grandfather; Jacob P. Edwards, married Eugenia Ward I traced her back through Viscount Ward of Ireland and O'Brien Boru. My mother was Irene Moore, Opp, Covington Co. AL. Through my gr-grandfather; William H. Moore, married Martha Cleghorn, ancestor George Claghorn who was a shipwright in Massachuetts and built the U.S. Constitution; or as the English called her, "Old Ironsides".

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