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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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Where is the Serra family from?

You can see how Serra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Serra family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Serra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Serra family living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Serra's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Serra families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Serra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Serra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Serra. 23% of Serra men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Serra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Serra were New Worker and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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