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Cerda Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from cerda ‘bristle’, ‘hair’ (Late Latin cirra), apparently a nickname for someone with a prominent tuft of hair. One of the sons of King Alfonso X (1221–84) was known as Fernando de la Cerda. Catalan (Cerdà): regional name, cerdà, for someone from La Cerdanya, a Catalan district in the Pyrenees which is currently situated partly in Spain and partly in France.

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

Similar surnames: Serda, Carda, Cerro, Cera, Corda, Cerna, Pera, Derda, Vera, Cardo

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Where is the Cerda family from?

You can see how Cerda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cerda family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Cerda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Cerda families living in Texas. This was about 86% of all the recorded Cerda's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Cerda families in 1880.
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What did your Cerda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cerda. 45% of Cerda men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Cerda women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cerda were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cerda. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cerda. For the veterans among your Cerda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerda lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cerda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cerda in 1952 was 27, and 64 in 2004.

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