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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


The Fernández surname is a patronymic form, created from the personal name Fernando. This is one of the most common surnames in Portugal.

Fernández Early Origins



The surname Fernández was first found in Iberian peninsula.

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Fernández Spelling Variations


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Fernández Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fernant, Farrant, Hernando, Hernan, Hernanz, Fernando, Fernan, Fernao, Ferrao, Hernandez, Hernaez, Hernaiz, Fernandez, Ferrandez, Ferrandiz, Fernandes and many more.

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Fernández Early History


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Fernández Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fernández research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1495, 1488, 1394, 1460, 1498, 1475, 1542, 1511, 1453 and 1501 are included under the topic Early Fernández History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fernández Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fernández Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent members of the family include António Fernandes, a Portuguese explorers of the early 15th century. He was raised in the household of Prince Henry "the Navigator" of Portugal (1394-1460), and lead expeditions to Afri ca. Joăo Fernandes was another 15th century Portuguese explorer, of West Africa, where he was a pioneer...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fernández Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fernández Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco Fernández de Córdoba explored Central America and died in Honduras in 1525
  • Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo participated in the exploration of America from 1514 to his death in 1537
  • Diego Fernández de Palencia settled in Peru and wrote the first history of that country in 1556
  • Jorge Fernández emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Juan Fernández emigrated to Cartagena in 1562
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fernández Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abigail Fernandez, who landed in Jamaica in 1744

Fernández Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Fernandez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Santiago Fernandez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Jose Fernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan Vicente Fernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Gregorio Fernandez, who landed in Espanola in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fernández (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fernández (post 1700)



  • José D. Fernández (1992-2016), Cuban-born, American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Chico Fernández (1932-2016), born Humberto Fernández Pérez, Cuban-born, American Major League Baseball shortstop who played from 1956 to 1963
  • Abel Gonzalez Fernandez (1930-2016), American actor, best known for his role as Federal Agent William "Bill" Youngfellow on the 1959-1963 ABC Television series The Untouchables
  • Mervyn Fernández (b. 1959), American professional (NFL and CFL) football player
  • Mary Jo Fernández (b. 1971), American professional tennis player of Spanish and Cuban descent
  • Charles Sidney "Sid" Fernandez (b. 1962), American (Hawaiian, of Portuguese descent), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Perico Fernandez (1952-2016), Spanish boxer, World Champion (1974–1975)
  • Juan Peńa Fernández (1941-2016), Spanish Gitano (Roma) musician
  • Braulio Manuel Fernández Aguirre (1941-2016), Mexican politician
  • Joachim Fernandez (1972-2016), French-Senegalese footballer
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fernández Historic Events


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Fernández Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Eduardo Fernandez, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Fernández Family Crest Products


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Fernández Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fernández Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fernández 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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