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Brasão de Diogo Fernandes - Livro do Armeiro-Mor fl.129 - João de Cró.jpg
Coat of arms designed by the king of arms João de Cró for Diogo Fernandes.
Word/nameFrom Gothic, "Frithunanths".
Meaning"Son of Fernando"
Region of originPortugal
Other names
Variant form(s)Fernández, Fernandici, Fredenandiz, Ferdinandsson, Hernández, Hernandes

Fernandes is a patronymic surname in the Portuguese-speaking countries.[1] The name is a patronymic form of the Portuguese and Spanish personal name Fernando.[2] Fernandes is the 243rd most common surname in the world, the 3rd one in Angola and in São Tomé and Príncipe, the 10th one in Portugal and the 18th one in Brazil.[3] The Spanish version of this surname is Fernández.

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  1. ^ Origin of Fernandes in a Portuguese genealogical site.
  2. ^ "Fernandes Name Meaning and Origin". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 28 July 2009. For the etymology of the surname Fernandes this web page cites: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.
  3. ^ "Fernandes Surname Origin, Meaning & Last Name History".