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Cerny Name Meaning

Czech (Cerný): from cerný ‘black’, hence a nickname for a black-haired person, or someone with a dark complexion, sometimes used as a nickname for the devil. French: habitational name from either of two places, in Aisne and Essonne, named Cerny, from the Roman personal name Serenus + the suffix -iacus, denoting an estate.

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


Similar surnames: Cerne, Cerna, Cerney, Erny, Cherny, Perna, Merry, Corby, Carby, Cerro

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Cerny Family Origin

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Cerny Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Cerny occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Cerny's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cerny family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Tailor and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cerny.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Tailor

    10%
  • Shoemaker

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%

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Cerny Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cerny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerny census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cerny. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cerny. For the veterans among your Cerny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cerny Life Expectancy

What is the average Cerny lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cerny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cerny in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cerny

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cerny ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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