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Shands Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish Shand, formed with the English patronymic ending -s. Perhaps an Anglicized spelling of German Schantz.

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


Similar surnames: Sands, Hands, Shand, Shanes, Shanks, Shank, Hand, Hanes, Sand, Shad

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Shands Family Origin

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Shands Family Occupations

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  • Dressmaker

    17%
  • Factory Worker

    17%
  • Garden Labourer

    17%
  • Labourer

    17%

In 1881, Dressmaker, Factory Worker and Garden Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shands. A less common occupation for the Shands family was Labourer. The most common Shands occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 17% of Shands's were Dressmakers.

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Shands Historical Records

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Shands Life Expectancy

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