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

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  • Laborer

    26%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hernandez family was Keeping House. The most common Hernandez occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Hernandez's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hernandez.

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Hernandez Historical Records

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Hernandez Life Expectancy

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