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

Ferrao Early Origins



The surname Ferrao was first found in Iberian peninsula.

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Ferrao Spelling Variations


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Ferrao 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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Ferrao Early History


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Ferrao Early History



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

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Ferrao Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferrao 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 Ferrao 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 or some of its variants were: Baltazar Fernandes was a Portuguese colonist who led expeditions into the interior of Brazil, laying the foundations of Sorocaba, 1654; Abraham Fernandes, was on record in Jamaica in 1691.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Ferrao Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferrao 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 26 October 2013 at 11:43.

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