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Origin Of The Surname Keir

Meaning Of The Surname Keir

Descendant of Ciar

Interesting Facts About Keir

Keir is a surname of Gaelic origins and is one of few Gaelic surnames that does not have a patronymic prefix such as ‘mac’. It is derived from the Gaelic forename ‘Ciar’ which is said to mean ‘the dark one’ and could have referred to either the bearer’s nature or their hair and complexion.

Keir Statistics

Keir is the number 1475 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,605 share the surname Keir in the UK.

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