Fernando. This is one of the most common surnames in Portugal.
The surname Ferrao was first found in Iberian peninsula.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrao research.Another 51 words (4 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.
of this family name include: Fernant, Farrant, Hernando, Hernan, Hernanz, Fernando, Fernan, Fernao, Ferrao, Hernandez, Hernaez, Hernaiz, Fernandez, Ferrandez, Ferrandiz, Fernandes and many more.
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 Africa. 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.
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.