Strand Family History

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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’ . In some cases the Swedish name may have been ornamental. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous 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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Strand Family Origin

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Strand Family Occupations

What did your Strand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strand. A less common occupation for the Strand family was Farming. The most common Strand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Strand's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Strand ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Strand Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Strand Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Strand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strand ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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