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Sierra Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of the numerous places named Sierra or La Sierra, from sierra ‘ridge or chain of hills’ (from Latin serra ‘saw’).

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


Similar surnames: Serra, Riera, Sferra, Piedra, Serna, Perra, Cerra, Vieira, Terra

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Sierra Family Origin

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Sierra Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    31%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Butcher

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Sierra occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Sierra's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Sierra family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sierra.

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Sierra Historical Records

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Sierra Life Expectancy

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Famous Sierra Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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