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Serafin Name Meaning

Polish, Spanish (Serafín), Portuguese, and Italian (Venetian): from a medieval personal name, Latin Seraphinus, from Hebrew serafim. In the Bible this term is applied to the class of six-winged creatures described in Isaiah 6, which came to be regarded in the Middle Ages as a class of angels; it is the plural form of Hebrew saraf, probably a derivative of saraf ‘to burn’. In part the Portuguese surname may represent a religious byname adopted in honor of the Capuchin monk St. Seraphinus (1540–1604, formally canonized in 1767).

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

Similar surnames: Sarafin, Serafino, Serafini, Sarazin, Serlin, Savin, Servin, Serbin

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Serafin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Serafin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Baltic States


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Serafin Family Origin

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Serafin Family Occupations

What did your Serafin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Serafin occupation in the USA was Cigar Store. 50% of Serafin's were Cigar Stores. Cigar Store and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Serafin.

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  • Cigar Store

  • Farmer


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Serafin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Serafin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Serafin 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

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Serafin. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Serafin. For the veterans among your Serafin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Serafin Life Expectancy

What is the average Serafin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Serafin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Serafin in 1948 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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