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The distinguished Spanish surname Fernando 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 Fernando name is derived from the Spanish elements "faro," meaning "journey" and "nano, " meaning "brave."

Fernando Early Origins



The surname Fernando 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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Fernando Spelling Variations


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Fernando 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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Fernando Early History


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Fernando Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fernando research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1576, 1636, 1536, 1604 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Fernando History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fernando Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fernando 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 Fernando 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:

Fernando Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Fernando, aged 26, landed in New York in 1642
  • Peter Fernando, who arrived in Maryland in 1666

Fernando Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dulone T Fernando, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Jose Fernando, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1832
  • R Fernando, aged 21, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • Pascual Fernando, aged 19, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1843
  • Alexandre Fernando, aged 18, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. 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.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 13 September 2013 at 12:43.

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