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Cerne Surname Meaning

Slovenian (Černe): nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion derived from an old spelling of črn ‘black dark’. Compare Cherne and Schwarz . French (Cerné): habitational name from any of numerous places in Calvados Eure-et-Loire Vienne etc. called Cerné named with the Roman personal name Cernus a short form of Cerenus or Serenus + the locative suffix -acum.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cerny, Cerney, Cerna, Cherne, Carne, Berne, Cerino, Cerone, Perna

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Where is the Cerne family from?

You can see how Cerne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cerne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cerne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Cerne families living in Warwickshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cerne's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Cerne families in 1891.
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What did your Cerne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cerne. 21% of Cerne men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Cerne women worked as a Machine Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Lumber Loader

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Cerne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cerne 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 690 immigration records available for the last name Cerne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 382 military records available for the last name Cerne. For the veterans among your Cerne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cerne lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cerne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Cerne in 1954 was 40, and 87 in 2004.

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