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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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

Fernandez Early Origins



The surname Fernandez was first found in Iberian peninsula.

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Fernandez Spelling Variations


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Fernandez 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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Fernandez Early History


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Fernandez Early History



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

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Fernandez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fernandez 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. João 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 Fernandez 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:

Fernandez 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.)

Fernandez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abigail Fernandez, who landed in Jamaica in 1744

Fernandez 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 Fernandez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fernandez (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 Peña 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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Fernandez Historic Events


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Fernandez 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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Fernandez Family Crest Products


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Fernandez Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

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