The Spanish and Portuguese surname Fernandez is patronymic in origin meaning son of or descendent of Fernando. The personal name Fernando Germanic personal name composed of a metathesized form of frið ‘peace’ (or farð ‘journey’, ‘expedition’) + nanð ‘daring’, ‘boldness’. The name Fernandez is also found in western India where it was brought by Portuguese colonists. A notable bearer of the name Fernandez is Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina.Today there are more than 150,000 people bearing the family name Fernandez living in The United States.
FERNANDEZ FAMILY CREST PENDANT