Fernandez Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fernandez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fernandez. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • France


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Fernandez Family Origin

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Fernandez Family Occupations

What did your Fernandez ancestors do for a living?

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 Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Fernandez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernandez census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 268,000 immigration records available for the last name Fernandez. 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 Card

There are 24,000 military records available for the last name Fernandez. For the veterans among your Fernandez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernandez Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernandez lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernandez ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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