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Subject: Re: Can anyone further inform me about the meanings & origins of my last name? (Fernandez)
Author: robyn   (guest)
Date: August 18, 2003 at 1:48 PM
Reply to: Can anyone further inform me about the meanings & origins of my last name? (Fernandez) by K. FERNANDEZ

Fernand: french form of "FERDINAND": m English, German, French, Czech
Pronounced: FUR-di-nand (English), FER-di-nawnt (German)
Possibly means "ready to journey" from Gothic fardi "journey" and nand "ready". This was the name of several rulers of Spain, Portugal and the Holy Roman Empire.

Found that on related site behindthename.com...hopefully it's okay that I copy/paste that because it's intrasite. Seems like the variants on the name link back to french meanings....*shrug* Hope it helps.

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