Hands Family History

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Hands Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): variant of Hand.

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

Similar surnames: Hand, Lands, Sands, Hinds, Handt, Hanes, Hynds, Shands, Halls, Haws

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Hands Family Origin

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Hands Family Occupations

What did your Hands ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hands. 2% of Hands men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Hands women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hands were Iron Moulder and Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Iron Moulder

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hands Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Hands. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hands 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hands. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Hands. For the veterans among your Hands ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hands Life Expectancy

What is the average Hands lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hands in 1949 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hands

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hands 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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