Fernández de Lizardi

Fernández de Lizardi

[fer-nahn-des the lee-sahr-thee]
Fernández de Lizardi, José Joaquín, 1776-1827, Mexican journalist, novelist, and dramatist, known by his pseudonym El Pensador Mexicano. His early liberalism, revealed in satiric poetry, put him at odds with the censors. His most revered fiction is the picaresque novel El Periquillo Sarniento (1816-30, tr. The Itching Parrot, 1942), considered by many to be the first Hispanic-American novel. It is a sardonic account of the decadent court of the Mexican viceroys.
Fernández is a common surname derived from the Spanish language meaning "son of Fernando."

It is the second most popular name in Spain.

Fernández - (Son of Fernando, from Germanic Fredenand or Fridnand. Most of the common Spanish surnames originating from Germanic first names were introduced in Spain during centuries V-VII by the Visigoths, so almost all of them are from the Visigoth tradition)

The German name that it derives from means "brave traveler."

The Arabized version of this surname is Ibn Faranda. It was used by the Mozarabs and Muwallads in Al-Andalus.

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