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Fernandes Family History

Fernandes Name Meaning
Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Fernando. This is one of the most common surnames in Portugal. DK This surname is also common in Goa and elsewhere on the west coast of India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Fernandes Families

  • Number of Fernandes families
     92 - 181
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fernandes families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fernandes Family Origin

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Fernandes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fernandes

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Fernandes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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