Cervelli Family History

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Cervelli Name Meaning

from cervello ‘brain(s)’, a nickname for a clever or, ironically, for a hare-brained person. from a diminutive of cervo ‘deer’, a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot. from southern Italian cervello, cevrello ‘(goat) kid’. from a diminutive of the personal name Acerbo (Latin Acerbus meaning ‘sour’, ‘tart’), with loss of the first syllable.

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

Similar surnames: Carvelli, Corelli, Servello, Perelli, Circelli, Perrelli, Cirelli

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Cervelli Family Origin

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Cervelli Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Cervelli occupation in the USA was Saloon Keeper. 100% of Cervelli's were Saloon Keepers.

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Cervelli Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 629 census records available for the last name Cervelli. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cervelli census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 305 military records available for the last name Cervelli. For the veterans among your Cervelli ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cervelli Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cervelli life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cervelli in 1953 was 56, and 94 in 2004.

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