Though Ferdinand was a popular name in the late 1400s and early 1500s, his personal profile was unknown. Still there is no any recorded information about his married life and wife. His nationality was Spanish and he was of diverse ethnicity.
Initially Ferdinand was appointed a page to the Spanish crown prince Don Juan. But after the young prince died, he was ordered to the service of Queen Isabella. During his early teens, he was the member on Columbus' fourth voyage to the New World. He spent his childhood days as an explorer and navigator but at the later stage of his life he established himself as a scholar. He was a writer and he wrote a biography about his father titled Historie del S. D. Fernando Colombo; nelle quali s'ha particolare, & vera relatione della vita. He died at the end of 1530s. His net worth was unknown.