Sand Family History
Sand Name Meaning
English Danish Norwegian Swedish German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived on or near a patch of sandy soil from the vocabulary word sand (German Sand). As a Swedish name it was often purely ornamental and as a Jewish artificial. It is also found in France (see 3 below). English: habitational name from a place such as Send (Surrey) or Sound (Cheshire) named with Middle English sand sond ‘sand’. French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): topographic name of German origin (see 1 above) or in some cases a derivative of the ancient Germanic personal name Sando based on the element sand ‘true just’. Dutch (also Van de Sand): habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called with Dutch zand ‘sand’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022