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Serra Name Meaning
Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan: topographic name from Italian, Portuguese, Catalan serra ‘ridge or chain of hills’ (Latin serra ‘saw’).Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with serra ‘ridge’ (see 1 above), as for example Serra d’Aniello and Serra Pedace (Cosenza), Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia), Serracapriola (Foggia).Catalan: habitational name from any of various places, in Valencia and Catalonia, named Serra or with Serra, as for example Serra d’Almos or Serra d’en Galceran.Catalan (Serrà): topographic name for somebody who lived by a sierra, from Catalan serrà, an adjective derived from serra ‘mountain range’.

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

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152,677 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,987 Military Records
9,460 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Serra Families

  • Number of Serra families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Serra families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Serra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Serra Family Origin

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Serra Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Serra

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Serra Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Serra Civil War Service Records

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