Fernandes Family History

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Fernandes Name Meaning

Portuguese: patronymic from the personal name Fernando. This is one of the most common surnames in Portugal. This surname is also common in Goa and elsewhere on the west coast of India, having been taken there by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Fernandez, Fernando, Hernandez, Hernandes, Hernando, Ferrand

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Fernandes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fernandes name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Southern Asia


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Fernandes Family Origin

Where is the Fernandes family from?

Fernandes Family Occupations

What did your Fernandes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fernandes occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 50% of Fernandes's were Annuitants. Annuitant and Solicitor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fernandes. A less common occupation for the Fernandes family was Teacher School.

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  • Annuitant

  • Solicitor

  • Teacher School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fernandes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fernandes Historical Records

What Fernandes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Fernandes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernandes 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Fernandes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fernandes. For the veterans among your Fernandes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernandes Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernandes lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fernandes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Fernandes in 1945 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernandes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernandes 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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