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 Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sand. The most common Sand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sand's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sand family was Farming.

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sand

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