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Fernandez Name Meaning

Spanish (Fernández): patronymic from the personal name Fernando. The surname (and to a lesser extent the variant Hernandez) has also been established in southern Italy, mainly in Naples and Palermo, since the period of Spanish dominance there, and as a result of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, many of whom moved to Italy.

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

Similar surnames: Hernandez, Fernandes, Hernadez, Ferdinand, Bernardez, Menendez

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Fernandez Family Origin

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Fernandez Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fernandez. A less common occupation for the Fernandez family was Cigar Maker. The most common Fernandez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Fernandez's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cigar Maker


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Fernandez Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Fernandez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fernandez in 1942 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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