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Strand Name Meaning

North German Danish and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by the seashore from Middle Low German Danish Swedish strand ‘shore’. The Swedish name is mainly ornamental. Norwegian: habitational name from any of a hundred or so farmsteads so named from strand ‘shore’.

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

Similar surnames: Strang, Brand, Rand, Strande, Ostrand, Grand, Strahl, Strunk, Sprang

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Where is the Strand family from?

You can see how Strand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Strand families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Strand's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Strand families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Strand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Strand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Strand. 21% of Strand men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Strand women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strand were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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What Strand family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Strand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Strand. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Strand. For the veterans among your Strand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Strand lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Strand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Strand in 1945 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

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