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

Hernandez Early Origins



The surname Hernandez 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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Hernandez Spelling Variations


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Hernandez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hernandez, Hernandes, Hernande and others.

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Hernandez Early History


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Hernandez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hernandez research. Another 440 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Hernandez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hernandez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hernandez Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Asur Fernández, count of Monzon in the tenth century, and Diego Fernández, count of Saldaña and Carrion in the mid-eleventh century. Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was Captain of the Spanish Infantry under Ferdinand and Isabella, and led his troops against the French in Italy...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hernandez 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:

Hernandez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cayetano Hernandez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Joaquin Hernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Catalina Hernandez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Diego Hernandez, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Isabel Hernandez, who landed in America in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hernandez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hernandez (post 1700)



  • Peter Gene Hernandez (b. 1985), known by his stage name Bruno Mars, an American singer-songwriter and record producer, ranked number 1 on the Forbes 30 under 30 list (2014)
  • José M. Hernández (b. 1962), former NASA astronaut with over 332 hours in space
  • Barbara A. Hernandez, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas land commissioner, 2002
  • B. C. Hernandez, American Democrat politician, Judge, New Mexico Court of Appeals, 1972
  • Ana E. Hernandez, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 143rd District; Elected 2006, 2008, 2010; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Alex Hernandez Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 30th District, 2012
  • Agustin Hernandez Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 40th District, 2012
  • Benigno Cárdenas Hernández (1862-1954), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1912, 1916; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1915-17, 1919-21
  • Benigno Carlos Hernandez (b. 1917), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay, 1967-69
  • Bill Hernandez, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 117th District, 1992
  • ... (Another 53 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Hernandez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hernandez 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 6 December 2016 at 12:22.

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