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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.
  • Slovenian (Černe) : nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion, from črn ‘black’, ‘dark’.
  • Probably also Galician : variant of Cerna.

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