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Acerra Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from Acerra, in Naples province.

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


Similar surnames: Cerra, Macera, Cerro, Ferra, Aversa, Sferra, Serra, Sciara, Perra

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Where is the Acerra family from?

You can see how Acerra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Acerra family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Acerra families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Acerra's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Acerra families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Acerra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Acerra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Bartender and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Acerra. 39% of Acerra men worked as a Bartender and 60% of Acerra women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Acerra were Vegetable Salesman and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Bartender
    39%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Barber
    16%
  • Vegetable Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    60%
  • Operator
    40%
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Census Records

There are 543 census records available for the last name Acerra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Acerra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 379 immigration records available for the last name Acerra. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 245 military records available for the last name Acerra. For the veterans among your Acerra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Acerra lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Acerra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Acerra in 1955 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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