Cerda Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from cerda ‘bristle’, ‘hair’ (Late Latin cirra), apparently a nickname for someone with a prominent tuft of hair. One of the sons of King Alfonso X (1221–84) was known as Fernando de la Cerda. Catalan (Cerdà): regional name, cerdà, for someone from La Cerdanya, a Catalan district in the Pyrenees which is currently situated partly in Spain and partly in France.

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


Similar surnames: Serda, Carda, Cerro, Cera, Corda, Cerna, Pera, Derda, Vera, Cardo

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Cerda Family Origin

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Cerda Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Huckster

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Cerda occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Cerda's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Cerda family was Laborer. Keeping House, Farmer and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cerda.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Cerda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cerda in 1952 was 27, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cerda

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