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Cerna Family History

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

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45,514 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
481 Military Records
2,228 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cerna Families

  • Number of Cerna families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cerna families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cerna last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cerna Family Origin

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Cerna Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cerna

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Cerna Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cerna census records

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Cerna Civil War Service Records

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