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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hernandez name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    29%

  • Spain

    17%

  • England & Wales

    13%

  • Portugal

    10%

  • France

    6%

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Hernandez Family Origin

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Hernandez Family Occupations

What did your Hernandez ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    26%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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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 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 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

What is the average Hernandez lifespan?

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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