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Rand Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rand(e), a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element rand ‘(shield) rim’, as for example Randolph. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a settlement or on the bank of a river (from Old English rand ‘rim’, used in a topographical sense), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rand in Lincolnshire and Rand Grange in North Yorkshire. German: from a short form of any of the various compound names formed with rand- ‘rim’. Compare 1. German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rand, rant ‘edge’, ‘rim’.

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

Similar surnames: Brand, Land, Rank, Ranz, Sand, Wand, Hand, Band, Grand, Rind

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Where is the Rand family from?

You can see how Rand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rand families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Rand families living in New Hampshire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rand's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Rand families in 1840.
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What did your Rand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rand. 14% of Rand men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Rand women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rand were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Rand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Rand. For the veterans among your Rand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rand lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rand in 1940 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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