Fernando Family History

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Fernando Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from a Germanic personal name composed of a metathesized form of frið ‘peace’ (or farð ‘journey’, ‘expedition’) + nanð ‘daring’, ‘boldness’. See also Ferdinand. This family name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Ferdinand, Ferrando, Fernandes, Furtado, Hernando, Bernardo, Leonardo

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Fernando Family Origin

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Fernando Family Occupations

What did your Fernando ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fernando family was Farmer. Laborer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fernando. The most common Fernando occupation in the USA was Laborer. 44% of Fernando's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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Fernando Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Fernando. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fernando 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fernando. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fernando. For the veterans among your Fernando ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fernando Life Expectancy

What is the average Fernando lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fernando life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Fernando in 1942 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fernando

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fernando 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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