Hernandez Family History

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Hernandez Name Meaning

Spanish (Hernández) and Jewish (Sephardic): patronymic from the personal name Hernando (see Fernando). This surname also became 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: Fernandez, Hernadez, Fernandes, Hernando, Menendez, Bernardez, Hernan

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Hernandez Family Origin

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Hernandez Family Occupations

What did your Hernandez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hernandez. 34% of Hernandez men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Hernandez women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hernandez were Labrador and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labrador

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Hernandez Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 686,000 census records available for the last name Hernandez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hernandez 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 246,000 immigration records available for the last name Hernandez. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Hernandez. For the veterans among your Hernandez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hernandez Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hernandez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hernandez in 1940 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

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