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

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  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Merchant

    7%
  • Notion Dealer

    7%
  • 2nd. Hand Furniture

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Cerf occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 7% of Cerf's were Keeping Houses. 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.

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Between 1955 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cerf

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