Cerro Family History
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