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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

Similar surnames: Rand, Land, Sund, Sang, Sando, Hand, Sandy, Wand, Sande, Sant

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Where is the Sand family from?

You can see how Sand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Sand families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sand's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sand families in 1840.
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What did your Sand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sand. 24% of Sand men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Sand women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sand were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Sand. For the veterans among your Sand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sand lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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