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Fernandes Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Fernando. This is one of the most common surnames in Portugal. 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


Similar surnames: Fernandez, Fernando, Hernandez, Hernandes, Hernando, Ferrand

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Where is the Fernandes family from?

You can see how Fernandes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fernandes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fernandes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Fernandes families living in Louisiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fernandes's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Fernandes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fernandes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fernandes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fernandes. 29% of Fernandes men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Fernandes women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fernandes were Truck Driver and Spinner. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    7%
  • Stitcher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Spinner
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Fernandes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fernandes. For the veterans among your Fernandes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fernandes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fernandes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Fernandes in 1945 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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