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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Rand family was Labourer.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rand

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