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Cerf Name Meaning

French: from Old French cerf ‘stag’ (Latin cervus), applied as a nickname with reference to the presumed lustfulness of the creature, or conversely to the horns as the mark of a cuckold (see Horn 4). Jewish (Ashkenazic from France): from the personal name, French calque of the Yiddish personal name Hirsh (see Hirsch).

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


Similar surnames: Caro, Pere, Cerny, Ber, Corn, Merl, Bern, Cort, Cerro, Cera

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Cerf Family Origin

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Cerf Family Occupations

What did your Cerf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cerf family was 2nd. Hand Furniture. Keeping House, Merchant and Notion Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cerf. The most common Cerf occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 7% of Cerf's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Merchant

    7%
  • Notion Dealer

    7%
  • 2nd. Hand Furniture

    4%

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Cerf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cerf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerf 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cerf. 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 Cerf. For the veterans among your Cerf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cerf Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Cerf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cerf in 1955 was 59, and 81 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cerf 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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