Meaning Son of Hernando, variation of Fernando.
Origin Spanish, Jewish, Filipino, Chilean, Falkland, Portuguese, Austrian, Belgian, Guam

Rank 15 (2000 US census) 29 (1990 US census)
Count 706,372 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 4.55%, or 32140 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.38%, or 2684 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.65%, or 4591 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.27%, or 1907 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 0.35%, or 2472 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 93.81%, or 662648 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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