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Type Surname (from location & ornamental)
Other Forms FormsCerri, Ceritto

Meaning & History

The surname Cerri is derived from the Italian word cerro, which means bitter or Turkey oak. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di", which signifies emigration from one place to another.

Sicilian cirritu "Turkey oak grove"

This surname may denote the original bearer having lived around Turkey Oaks in Tuscany, Italy. A relation of this locational surname is Cerrito.

Alternatively, the surname Cerri may have originated as a nickname derived from the Italian word cerro, meaning 'hair' or 'curl', for someone who had curly hair.
Added 12/15/2023 by LegendaryMyth
Edited 12/15/2023 by LegendaryMyth