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

Frenandez Early Origins



The surname Frenandez was first found in Iberian peninsula.

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Frenandez Spelling Variations


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Frenandez 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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Frenandez Early History


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Frenandez Early History



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

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Frenandez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frenandez 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 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 Frenandez 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Frenandez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frenandez 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 8 July 2013 at 14:43.

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