Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- Catalan (Serrà): topographic name for
somebody who lived by a sierra, from Catalan serrà, an
adjective derived from serra ‘mountain range’.
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