Hernandez Family Crest

Hernandez family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Hernandez family crest

Argent (silver) - represents the sincere nature of this respected family throughout the centuries.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the generous nature of the Hernandez family since the early and middle ages.

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength when called upon

Azure (blue) - represents the family's truthfulness and loyalty.



 Meaning of the symbols on the Hernandez family crest 

Three Fleur-de-lis - represents purity, light and religious connections including connections of the Virgin Mary.

The three castles - represents security and the family home. In early times this may also symbolize the capture of significant enemy strongholds during war.


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Origins of the Hernandez family name

The Hernandez family name is of Spanish origin.

It is derived from the personal name Hernando, which is the Spanish form of the Germanic given name Ferdinand.

The name Ferdinand comes from the elements "fardi", meaning "journey", and "nand", meaning "brave".

The Hernandez family name has been found in Spain since the early Middle Ages. It is first recorded in the 11th century, in the province of Burgos.


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Summary of the Hernandez family and the Hernandez family crest

  • The name Hernandez is of Spanish origin.
  • It is derived from the personal name Hernando/Fernando.
  • The name was first used in the 11th century.
  • It became popular in Spain during the reign of the Catholic Kings.
  • The name was brought to the Americas by Spanish settlers.
  • The first Hernandez in America was Francisco Hernandez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1512.
  • The name has been used in America since the 16th century.
  • The Hernandez family was one of the first Spanish families to settle in California.
  • The name Hernandez is the ninth most common Hispanic surname in the United States.
  • There are over 1.5 million people with the last name Hernandez in North America.