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Cerda Family History

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

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117,639 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,277 Military Records
6,218 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cerda Families

  • Number of Cerda families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cerda Family Origin

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Cerda Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cerda

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Cerda Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Cerda

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