Noble surnames, such as Sarra, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Sarra, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Sarra family originally lived near a ridge or chain of hills. The name was originally derived from the Old French word Serre, but it was recorded in medieval documents in the Latin form Serra, which means ridge.
Early Origins of the Sarra family
The surname Sarra was first found in Castile
, the medieval Spanish kingdom whose language and culture were to spread to many countries of the world.
Early History of the Sarra family
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Early Notables of the Sarra family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Sarra were brothers Jaime, Juan and Pedro Serra, fourteenth century painters; Juan de Serrano, prior of Guadalupe in the 1420s; friar Junípero Serra, a Franciscan originally from Mallorca who went to New Spain... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sarra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sarra family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: María Serrana, who sailed to America in 1513; Alonso Serrano, to Peru in 1534; Antonio Serrano, to Cartagena in 1535; Cristóbal Serrano came to the Americas in 1511.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sarra (post 1700)
- Sarra Rosalie Wahl (1924-2013), American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of Minnesota Supreme Court (1977-1994)
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