Chernin Family History
Chernin Name Meaning
Respelling of Czech Cernín, from a derivative of cerný ‘black’, ‘sable’ (see Cerna), or alternatively a habitational name for someone from Cernice or some other place named with this word. Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the eastern Yiddish female personal name Tsherne, derived from Slavic cerny ‘black’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press