Serra Family History
Serra Name Meaning
Italian Portuguese and Catalan: topographic name from Italian Portuguese Catalan serra ‘ridge or chain of hills; mountain range’ (from Latin serra ‘saw’) or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word in Italy e.g. Serra d'Aniello and Serra Pedace (Cosenza) Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia) and Serracapriola (Foggia) in Valencia and Catalonia (Spain) e.g. Serra d'Almos or Serra d'en Galceran. Catalan (Serrà): topographic name for someone who lived by a sierra from Catalan serrà an adjective derived from serra (see 1 above) the same as Castilian Serrano .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022