The Fernandez de la Penha/
de la Penha Castro Family

from Medina del Campo, Castille y Leon,
Provincia de Valladolid, Spain
c.1550

  • The faily crests above are of Spanish (left) and Portuguese (right) origin.
  • The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century; the most common patronymic suffix being "ez." The Fernandez name is derived from the Spanish elements "faro," meaning "journey" and "nano, " meaning "brave".\
  • Spelling variations of this family name include: Fernández, Fernandez, Ferranz, Ferrándiz, Ferrandiz, Ferrández, Ferrandez, Fernandeiz, Federnandiz, Fredenandiz, Fredinandoz, Frenandoz, Fredelandez, Fredernandiz, Fernayz and many more. First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. Much of the popularity of this name and its cognates is due to King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon (1198-1252,) who, after leading much of the reconquest of Christian Spain from the Moors, was then canonized.

  • Coat of Arms of Medina del Campo
     

    15th. Generation
     
    Franciscus de la PENHA
    10th. Great Grandfather
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    est. 1550
    Spain
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown de la PENHA
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    est. 1579
     
     

    Blanca FERNANDEZ
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    est. 1554
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown FERNANDEZ
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    14th. Generation
     
    Joseph (Israel) 'Franciscus' FERNANDEZ de la PENHA
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    est. 1580
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Franciscus de la PENHA
    Blanca FERNANDEZ
     

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    est. 1608
     
     

    Blanca (Sarah) RODRIGUES
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    est. 1586
     
    02 Apr 1673
    Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
    03 Apr 1673
    Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
     
     
    unknown RODRIGUES
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    Children:
    8GGF/U
      1. David Haim 'Joseph' de la ISRAEL PENHA CASTROmarried
        1. Gracia de LEDESMA
        2. Esther
        3. Abigail GOMES

      2. unknown FERNANDEZ de la PENHA assumed son of Joseph, married
        • Sarah FERNANDEZ

      3. Abraham FERNANDEZ de la PENHA assumed son of Joseph
          Died: 19 May 1697
     

    13th. Generation
     
    David Haim 'Joseph' ISRAEL de la PENHA CASTRO
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    est. 1609
    Medina del Campo, Castille y Leon, Provincia de Valladolid, Spain
    18 Sivan 5433 (02 Jun 1673)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Jun 1673
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    David Ys de la Pena
     
    Joseph (Israel) 'Franciscus' FERNANDEZ de la PENHA
    Blanca (Sarah) RODRIGUES

    Burial Record #10868

    1st. Marriage:
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    est. 1641
    Tarifa, Province of Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
     

    Gracia de LEDESMA
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    c.1622
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown de LEDESMA
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    Children of 1st. Marriage:
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      1. Daniel 'David de la PENHA married
        1. Esther 'Moses' GABAY HENRIQUES
        2. Judith 'Abraham' HENRIQUES de CASTRO

      2. Esther 'David de la PENHA married
        • David NUNES de MERCADO

      3. Joseph 'David de la PENHA married
        1. Rachel 'Jacob' ABAS
        2. Esther 'Isaac' TELLES da COSTA
        3. Sarah 'Isaac' TELLES da COSTA

      4. Rachel 'David de la PENHA married
        • Jacob GABAY ISIDRO assumed son of Moses

      5. Rebecca 'David de la PENHA married
        • Jacob HENRIQUES SENIOR

      6. Joshua 'David de la PENHA married
        • unknown

      7. Abraham 'David de la PENHA married
        • Sarah de la PENHA possibly sister of Jacob FERNANDEZ de la PENHA

      8. Abigail 'David' de la PENHA CASTROmarried
     

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    16 Dec 1667
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     

    Esther
     
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    c.1649
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    unknown
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    There was no recorded issue from this marriage.

    3rd. Marriage:
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    1670
    Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
     

    Abigail GOMES
     
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    c.1629
     
     
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     
     
     
     
    unknown GOMES
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    There was no recorded issue from this marriage.

    Next Generation


    To be continued ...................



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