The Kiers surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name, in Stirlingshire.
The surname Kiers was first found in on the marches of Westere Fedale in 1242, where Patrick Ker was a juror.
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The frequent translations of surnames from and into Gaelic, accounts for the multitude of spelling variations
found in Scottish surnames. Furthermore, the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent because medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. The different versions of a surname, such as the inclusion of the patronymic
prefix "Mac", frequently indicated a religious or Clan
affiliation, or even a division of the family. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into Scotland
, accelerating accentuating the alterations to various surnames. The name Kiers has also been spelled Keir, Kier and others.