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Rand Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rand(e), a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element rand ‘(shield) rim’, as for example Randolph. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a settlement or on the bank of a river (from Old English rand ‘rim’, used in a topographical sense), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rand in Lincolnshire and Rand Grange in North Yorkshire. German: from a short form of any of the various compound names formed with rand- ‘rim’. Compare 1. German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rand, rant ‘edge’, ‘rim’.

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


Similar surnames: Brand, Land, Rank, Ranz, Sand, Wand, Hand, Band, Grand, Rind

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Rand Family Origin

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Rand Family Occupations

What did your Rand ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rand family was Labourer. The most common Rand occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Rand's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rand.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

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Rand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rand 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rand. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rand. For the veterans among your Rand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rand Life Expectancy

What is the average Rand lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rand in 1940 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rand 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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