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Multiple Origins for the Surname Fernandez


Spanish


The distinguished Spanish surname Fernandez is a proud sign of a rich and ancient heritage. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century; the most common patronymic suffix being "ez." The Fernandez name is derived from the Spanish elements "faro," meaning "journey" and "nano, " meaning "brave."

Fernandez Early Origins



The surname Fernandez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. Much of the popularity of this name and its cognates is due to King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon (1198-1252) who, after leading much of the reconquest of Christian Spain from the Moors, was then canonized.

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Fernandez Spelling Variations


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Fernandez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fernández, Fernandez, Ferranz, Ferrándiz, Ferrandiz, Ferrández, Ferrandez, Fernandeiz, Federnandiz, Fredenandiz, Fredinandoz, Frenandoz, Fredelandez, Fredernandiz, Fernayz 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 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1576, 1636, 1536, 1604 and 1800 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 among members of the family was Asur Fernández, count of Monzon in the tenth century. Juan Fernández de Heredia, a fourteenth century Aragonese nobleman, was Grand Master of the Knights Hospitallers of Rhodes. Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was Captain of the Spanish Infantry under Ferdinand and Isabella, and led his...

Another 87 words (6 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, who emigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Juan Fernández, who 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 [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)

Fernandez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Fernandez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [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)
  • Santiago Fernandez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • Jose Fernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • Juan Vicente Fernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [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)
  • Gregorio Fernandez, who landed in Espanola in 1811 [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)
  • ... (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
  • Antonio Benítez Fernández (1951-2014), Spanish footballer who played as a left defender
  • Francisco Fernandez (1901-2012), Spanish supercentenarian, oldest in country and oldest man in Europe who died at the age of 111
  • ... (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




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Fernandez Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  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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