Cerda Family History

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Cerda Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from cerda ‘bristle’, ‘hair’ (Late Latin cirra), apparently a nickname for someone with a prominent tuft of hair. One of the sons of King Alfonso X (1221–84) was known as Fernando de la Cerda. Catalan (Cerdà): regional name, cerdà, for someone from La Cerdanya, a Catalan district in the Pyrenees which is currently situated partly in Spain and partly in France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Serda, Carda, Cerro, Cera, Corda, Cerna, Pera, Derda, Vera, Cardo

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Cerda Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cerda name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cerda. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Cerda Family Origin

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Cerda Family Occupations

What did your Cerda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cerda family was Laborer. Keeping House, Farmer and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cerda. The most common Cerda occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Cerda's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Huckster

  • Laborer


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Cerda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cerda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cerda. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cerda. For the veterans among your Cerda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cerda Life Expectancy

What is the average Cerda lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cerda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cerda in 1952 was 27, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cerda ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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