Sand Family History

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Sand Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental. Dutch and Belgian: reduced form of Van den Sand(e), Van den Zande, a habitational name from places such as Zande in West Flanders or various minor places named with zand ‘sand’. English and Scottish: from a short form of Alexander. French: from a Germanic personal name, Sando.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Rand, Land, Sund, Sang, Sando, Hand, Sandy, Wand, Sande, Sant

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Sand Family Origin

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Sand Family Occupations

What did your Sand ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sand family was Shoemaker. The most common Sand occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Sand's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sand.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Seaman

  • Shoemaker


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Sand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Sand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Sand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Sand. For the veterans among your Sand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sand Life Expectancy

What is the average Sand lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sand in 1941 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sand ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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