Cerna Family History

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Cerna Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician: nickname for a tough, hard-headed individual, from cerna ‘heartwood’. Hungarian (Cérna): from the cérna ‘thread’, hence an metonymic occupational name for a tailor. Czech and Slovak (Cerna): nickname from the feminine form of Czech cerný , Slovak cierny ‘black’, ‘dark’.

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

Similar surnames: Cerny, Cerne, Cernak, Cherne, Corda, Cera, Cerda, Corn, Perna, Verna

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Cerna Family Origin

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Cerna Family Occupations

What did your Cerna ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cerna occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Cerna's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cerna. A less common occupation for the Cerna family was Farmer.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cerna ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cerna Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cerna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerna 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cerna. 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 488 military records available for the last name Cerna. For the veterans among your Cerna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cerna Life Expectancy

What is the average Cerna lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cerna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cerna in 1963 was 72, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cerna

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cerna 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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