Shand Family History

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Shand Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced and altered form of McShane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seáin ‘son of Seán’.

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

Similar surnames: Shane, Shan, Hand, Sand, Shaw, Sang, Shands, Shank, Shean, Chand

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Shand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shand name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Shand Family Origin

Where is the Shand family from?

Shand Family Occupations

What did your Shand ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shand. The most common Shand occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Shand's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shand family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Mason

  • Annuitant


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

Shand Historical Records

What Shand family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Shand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shand 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Shand. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shand. For the veterans among your Shand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shand Life Expectancy

What is the average Shand lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shand in 1948 was 50, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shand 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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