Old Travel Blog Photograph Jasper and Emily Kerr Glasgow Scotland

Old travel Blog photograph of Jasper and Emily Kerr from Glasgow, Scotland. Clan Kerr is a Scottish clan whose origins lie in the Scottish Borders. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the prominent border reiver clans along the present day Anglo Scottish border and played an important role in the history of the Border country of Scotland. The name Kerr is rendered in various forms such as Kerr, Ker, Carr, Carre, and Cares. The name stems from the Old Norse kjarr which means marsh dweller, and came to Scotland from Normandy, the French settlement of the Norsemen. Another variant is found on the west coast of Scotland, particularly on the Isle of Arran, taken from the Gaelic ciar, meaning dusky. Family tradition asserts the Norman origin for the chiefs comes from two brothers, Ralph and Robert, also called John, who came to Roxburgh from Lancashire, England. Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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