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Shands Family History

Shands Name Meaning
Variant of Scottish Shand, formed with the English patronymic ending -s.Perhaps an Anglicized spelling of German Schantz.

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

44,957 Historical Documents with Shands on Ancestry.com
5,768 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
958 Military Records
331 Immigration Records
4,808 Census and Voter Lists
33,092 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shands Families

  • Number of Shands families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shands families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Shands families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shands census records

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Shands Family Origin

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Shands Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shands families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Shands

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Shands Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shands census records

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Shands Civil War Service Records

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