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Cera Name Meaning

Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a wax seller from cera ‘wax’ (from Latin cera).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Pera, Cira, Cerda, Cerna, Curd, Cena, Bera, Cerf, Gera, Corda

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Where is the Cera family from?

You can see how Cera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Cera families living in Quebec. This was about 46% of all the recorded Cera's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Cera families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Trimmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cera. 50% of Cera men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Cera women worked as a Trimmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cera were New Worker and Nurse. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Trimmer
    60%
  • Nurse
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 941 immigration records available for the last name Cera. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 196 military records available for the last name Cera. For the veterans among your Cera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cera lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Cera in 1952 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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