Sands Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: variant of Sand 1. Scottish: habitational name from Sands in Tulliallan in Fife.

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


Similar surnames: Sand, Sanes, Sande, Sandy, Shands, Sando, Sander, Hand, Hands, Sandt

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Sands Family Origin

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Sands Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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

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Sands Historical Records

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Sands Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Sands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sands in 1942 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sands

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