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Cerro Name Meaning

Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or ridge, Spanish cerro, from Latin cirrus ‘bristle’, ‘hair’, ‘hackles’, or possibly a nickname for someone with a ridge of spiky hair like an animal’s hackles. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from a place named with this word (in the sense ‘ridge’), as for example El Cerro in Salamanca province. Italian: topographic name from cerro ‘turkey oak’, ‘cerris’ (Quercus cerris).

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


Similar surnames: Carro, Cerra, Herro, Ferro, Cerino, Cardo, Porro, Curro, Cerri, Perro

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Where is the Cerro family from?

You can see how Cerro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cerro family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Cerro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Cerro families living in Alabama. This was about 75% of all the recorded Cerro's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Cerro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cerro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cerro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cerro. 53% of Cerro men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Cerro women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cerro were Chauffeur and House Food.

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Chauffeur
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • House Food
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cerro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerro 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 996 immigration records available for the last name Cerro. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cerro. For the veterans among your Cerro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerro lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cerro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cerro in 1963 was 75, and 76 in 2004.

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