Serra Family History

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Serra Name Meaning

Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan: topographic name from Italian, Portuguese, Catalan serra ‘ridge or chain of hills’ (Latin serra ‘saw’). Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with serra ‘ridge’ (see 1 above), as for example Serra d’Aniello and Serra Pedace (Cosenza), Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia), Serracapriola (Foggia). Catalan: habitational name from any of various places, in Valencia and Catalonia, named Serra or with Serra, as for example Serra d’Almos or Serra d’en Galceran. Catalan (Serrà): topographic name for somebody who lived by a sierra, from Catalan serrà, an adjective derived from serra ‘mountain range’.

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

Similar surnames: Sierra, Terra, Cerra, Cerro, Serda, Sera, Serrao, Pera, Serna, Ferra

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Serra Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Serra name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Serra Family Origin

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Serra Family Occupations

What did your Serra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Serra family was Printer. Baker, Cigar Packer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Serra. The most common Serra occupation in the USA was Baker. 11% of Serra's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Cigar Packer

  • Painter

  • Printer


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Serra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Serra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Serra 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Serra. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Serra. For the veterans among your Serra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Serra Life Expectancy

What is the average Serra lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Serra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Serra in 1943 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Serra ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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