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Cerf Family History

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

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5,611 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
439 Military Records
1,787 Immigration Records
4,289 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cerf Families

  • Number of Cerf families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cerf families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cerf last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cerf census records

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Cerf Family Origin

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Cerf Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cerf

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Cerf Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cerf census records

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Cerf Civil War Service Records

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