Cerf Family History
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Cerf Name Meaning
French: from Old French cerf ‘stag’ (Latin cervus), applied as a nickname with reference to the presumed lustfulness of the creature, or conversely to the horns as the mark of a cuckold (see Horn 4). Jewish (Ashkenazic from France): from the personal name, French calque of the Yiddish personal name Hirsh (see Hirsch).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press