Cerf Family History
Cerf Name Meaning
French: from Old French cerf ‘stag’ (from Latin cervus) applied as a nickname with reference to the presumed lustfulness of the creature or conversely to the horns as the mark of a cuckold (see Horn ). Jewish (Ashkenazic from France): from the personal name French calque of the Yiddish personal name Hirsh (see Hirsch ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022