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The Anglo-Saxon name Hand comes from the baptismal name for the son of John. The given name John was originally derived from the Dutch Hans or Han. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Hand Early Origins



The surname Hand was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hand Spelling Variations


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Hand Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hand has appeared include Hand, Hands and others.

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Hand Early History


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Hand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hand research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Hand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hand In Ireland


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Hand In Ireland



Some of the Hand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hand arrived in North America very early:

Hand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hand, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Winifred Hand, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Hand, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Hand who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Hand, who settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1635, one of the 8 men to buy Montauk Point Long Island and established the town of Easthampton
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Hand, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Rudolph Hand, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Hans Georg Hand, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • George Hand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Nicholas Hand, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Hand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin William Hand, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1811
  • Christopher Hand, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Catherine Hand, aged 19, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Ann Hand, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hugh Hand, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Hand, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Hand, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. Aaron Hand U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Hester Hand U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 wife of John Hand [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Hand U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hand Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Hand, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Hand, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • Mary Hand, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1833
  • James Hand, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland

Hand Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Hand arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851
  • Mary Hand, aged 29, a housemaid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Samuel Hand, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • Martin Hand, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • William Hand, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Julia Hand, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • John Hand, aged 21, a bricklayers labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hand (post 1700)



  • Larry Thomas Hand (b. 1940), former American NFL Football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions (1965-1977)
  • Chris Hand, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Oklahoma State House of Representatives 37th District, 2002
  • Billings Learned Hand (1872-1961), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1909-24; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1924-51
  • Beulah Hand, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1956
  • Ben Hand, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1994
  • Augustus Noble Hand (1869-1954), American Democrat politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, 1914-27; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1927-53
  • Augustus Cincinnatus Hand (1803-1878), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1839-41; Member of New York State Senate 4th District, 1845-47; State Court Judge in New York, 1847
  • Christopher H. Hand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1912
  • Christopher S. Hand, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1910-11; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1916
  • David R. Hand, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Bocas del Toro, 1897-1905
  • ... (Another 40 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hand Historic Events


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Hand Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Ms. Oyrandy Hand, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Hand


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Suggested Readings for the name Hand



  • Genealogy of the Hand Family and Related Families by Dorothy Hand Dymond.
  • Hand, Sisson, and Scott: More Yeoman Ancestors by Carol Clark Johnson.

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Hand Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Hand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 10:48.

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