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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ferdinand



The German surname Ferdinand 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."

Ferdinand Early Origins



The surname Ferdinand was 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.

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Ferdinand Spelling Variations


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Ferdinand Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Ferdinand include Ferdinand, Ferdinande, Ferddinand, Ferdinnand, Ferdinnande, Ferdendand, Ferdenande, Ferdennand, Verdinand, Verdinande, Verddinand, Verdinnand and many more.

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Ferdinand Early History


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Ferdinand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferdinand 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 Ferdinand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferdinand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferdinand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the name Ferdinand included many European rulers and princes. The Ferdinand name was one of the Hereditary names used by the powerful Hapsburg family. Among them were: Ferdinand I (1503-1564) Holy Roman emperor, son of Philip the Handsome and Joanna, princess of Castile...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferdinand 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



Immigrants bearing the name Ferdinand or a variant listed above include:

Ferdinand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Jose Ferdinand, aged 32, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Ferdinand, who arrived in Mississippi in 1836
  • John Ferdinand, who arrived in Mississippi in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Simon Ferdinand, who arrived in Virginia in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ferdinand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Peter Ferdinand U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferdinand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferdinand (post 1700)



  • James Ferdinand, American politician, Burgess of Freeland, Pennsylvania, 1954-56
  • Francis Ferdinand (1863-1914), Austrian archduke, whose assassination by a Serbian nationalist provoked the beginning of World War I

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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The Ferdinand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferdinand 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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