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Serafin Family History

Serafin Name Meaning
Polish, Spanish (Serafín), Portuguese, and Italian (Venetian): from a medieval personal name, Latin Seraphinus, from Hebrew serafim. In the Bible this term is applied to the class of six-winged creatures described in Isaiah 6, which came to be regarded in the Middle Ages as a class of angels; it is the plural form of Hebrew saraf, probably a derivative of saraf ‘to burn’. In part the Portuguese surname may represent a religious byname adopted in honor of the Capuchin monk St. Seraphinus (1540–1604, formally canonized in 1767).

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

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Name Distribution of Serafin Families

  • Number of Serafin families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Serafin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Serafin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Serafin Family Origin

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Serafin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Serafin

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Serafin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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