Serra Name Meaning

Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan: topographic name from Italian, Portuguese, Catalan serra ‘ridge or chain of hills’ (Latin serra ‘saw’). Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with serra ‘ridge’ (see 1 above), as for example Serra d’Aniello and Serra Pedace (Cosenza), Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia), Serracapriola (Foggia). Catalan: habitational name from any of various places, in Valencia and Catalonia, named Serra or with Serra, as for example Serra d’Almos or Serra d’en Galceran. Catalan (Serrà): topographic name for somebody who lived by a sierra, from Catalan serrà, an adjective derived from serra ‘mountain range’.

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


Similar surnames: Sierra, Terra, Cerra, Cerro, Serda, Sera, Serrao, Pera, Serna, Ferra

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  • Cultivateur

    100%

In 1881, the most common Serra occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 100% of Serra's were Cultivateurs.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Serra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Serra in 1943 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Serra

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