Sand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Sand family

The surname Sand was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. They held a family seat at Farne and Fells.

One of the earliest records of the family was John Sandale (or Sandall), from Wheatley within Long Sandale, Yorkshire. He was Lord High Treasurer (1310-1311) and (1314-1318). Later he was Bishop of Winchester (1316-1319.)

Important Dates for the Sand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sand research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1468, 1549, 1455, 1487, 1471, 1523, 1603, 1600, 1677, 1600, 1571, 1645, 1576, 1587, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Sand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sand Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Sand include Sand, Sands, Sandes, Sandis, Sandall, Saundes, Sonds and many more.

Early Notables of the Sand family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Sondes, Earl of Feversham (1600-1677), born in 1600 at Lees Court, in the parish of Sheldwich, near Feversham in Kent, son and heir of Sir Richard...
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Migration of the Sand family to Ireland

Some of the Sand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sand migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sand or a variant listed above:

Sand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Sand, who landed in Virginia in 1661 [1]
Sand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Sand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Christine Elisabeth Sand, who landed in America in 1765 [1]
  • John Adam Sand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Sand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Regina Sand, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • Heinr W Sand, who landed in America in 1848 [1]
  • Cathrine Sand, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Cecil Sand, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Joseph Sand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Martin Sand, who landed in Wisconsin in 1915 [1]

Sand migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sand Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • George Sand, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast, Ireland

Contemporary Notables of the name Sand (post 1700)

  • Leonard Burke Sand (1928-2016), American jurist, Senior Judge of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1993-2016)
  • Shauna Sand (b. 1971), American television actress
  • Vebjørn Sand (b. 1966), Norwegian painter and artist
  • Ulf Oscar Sand (b. 1938), Norwegian politician
  • Shlomo Sand (b. 1946), Israeli historian
  • George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist
  • Ebbe Sand (b. 1972), Danish former professional football player
  • Duane Sand (b. 1965), North Dakota politician
  • Johnny Sand Meads (b. 1961), American former NFL football linebacker who played from 1984 to 1992 for the Houston Oilers and Washington Redskins

Historic Events for the Sand family

  • Karl Sand (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from
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