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Shands Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Shand, formed with the English patronymic ending -s. Perhaps an Anglicized spelling of German Schantz.

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


Similar surnames: Sands, Hands, Shand, Shanes, Shanks, Shank, Hand, Hanes, Sand, Shad

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Shands Family Origin

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Shands Family Occupations

What did your Shands ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shands family was Farming. The most common Shands occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Shands's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shands.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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Shands Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Shands ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Shands Life Expectancy

What is the average Shands lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, Shands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shands in 1941 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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