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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

Similar surnames: Caro, Pere, Cerny, Ber, Corn, Merl, Bern, Cort, Cerro, Cera

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Where is the Cerf family from?

You can see how Cerf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cerf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cerf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Cerf family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Cerf's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cerf families in 1911.
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What did your Cerf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cerf. 34% of Cerf men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Cerf women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cerf were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cerf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerf 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cerf. 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 458 military records available for the last name Cerf. For the veterans among your Cerf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerf lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Cerf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cerf in 1955 was 59, and 81 in 2003.

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