Hands Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): variant of Hand.

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


Similar surnames: Hand, Lands, Sands, Hinds, Handt, Hanes, Hynds, Shands, Halls, Haws

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Hands Family Origin

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Hands Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hands family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hands. The most common Hands occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Hands's were Farmers.

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Hands Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Hands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hands in 1949 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hands

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