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Hernandes Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Hernando (see Fernando ). Hispanic (mainly Mexico): altered form of Spanish Hernández (see Hernandez ).

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


Similar surnames: Fernandez, Fernandes, Hernando, Hernadez, Hernandez, Fernando, Hernan

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Where is the Hernandes family from?

You can see how Hernandes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hernandes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hernandes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 402 Hernandes families living in Texas. This was about 86% of all the recorded Hernandes's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Hernandes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hernandes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hernandes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hernandes. 59% of Hernandes men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Hernandes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hernandes were Cowboy and Farm Laborer. .

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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
    59%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Cowboy
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Hernandes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hernandes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hernandes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hernandes. For the veterans among your Hernandes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hernandes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hernandes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hernandes in 1955 was 32, and 61 in 2004.

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