Carr (name)

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This article is about "Carr" as a name. For other uses, see Carr (disambiguation).

Carr is a common surname in northern England, deriving from the Old Norse kjarr, meaning a swamp. Kerr is a Scottish variant. Carr is also a common surname in Ireland, where it often derives from the nickname, gearr, meaning short (of height). In some cases it is thought to come from the Welsh word "Cawr", meaning giant.

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