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Cervera Name Meaning

Catalan Spanish and Italian: habitational name from any of numerous places called Cervera from Late Latin cervaria ‘place of stags’ (a derivative of cervus ‘stag’).

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


Similar surnames: Carrera, Herrera, Ferrera, Cerra, Tejera, Ceresa, Carver, Morera

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Where is the Cervera family from?

You can see how Cervera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cervera family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Cervera families living in California. This was about 17% of all the recorded Cervera's in USA. California had the highest population of Cervera families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cervera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cervera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cervera. 60% of Cervera men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cervera women worked as a House Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cervera were Seasonal Picker and Housewife. .

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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
    60%
  • General Work
    20%
  • Seasonal Picker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cervera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cervera 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cervera. 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 362 military records available for the last name Cervera. For the veterans among your Cervera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cervera lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Cervera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Cervera in 1964 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

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