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Where did the German Ferdennand family come from? What is the German Ferdennand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ferdennand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ferdennand family history?The German surname Ferdennand came to Austria in the 15th century with the Spanish Hapsburg dynasty. It is ultimately derived from the Spanish elements "faro," meaning "journey" and "nano," meaning "brave."
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Ferdennand include Ferdinand, Ferdinande, Ferddinand, Ferdinnand, Ferdinnande, Ferdendand, Ferdenande, Ferdennand, Verdinand, Verdinande, Verddinand, Verdinnand and many more.
First found in Austria, where the name Ferdinand became noted for its many branches, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. As the family grew more powerful some of its more distinguished members were eventually elevated to the ranks of nobility.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferdennand research. Another 154 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1564, 1577, 1650, 1721, 1792, 1793, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Ferdennand History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 94 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferdennand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ferdennand or a variant listed above: Charles Henry Ferdenand who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796; and John Ferdinand who arrived in Mississippi in 1836.
The Ferdennand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferdennand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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