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Sands Early Origins



The surname Sands 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.

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Sands Spelling Variations


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Sands Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sands family name include Sand, Sands, Sandes, Sandis, Sandall, Saundes, Sonds and many more.

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Sands Early History


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Sands Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sands research. Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1471, 1487, 1510, 1523, 1600, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Sands History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sands Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sands Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sands In Ireland


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Sands In Ireland



Some of the Sands family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 208 words (15 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sands surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Sands Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Sands settled in Virginia in 1606
  • David Sands who settled in Virginia in 1620
  • George Sands who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • William Sands who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Sands, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sands Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lydia Sands, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Geo Sands, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Alexander Sands, aged 17, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Sands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Sands, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Ellen Sands settled in New York State in 1804 with James, Francis, Joseph, Mary, Robert, and Thomas
  • John Sands, aged 5, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Joseph Sands, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • William Sands, who landed in America in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sands Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Edward Sands U.E. (b. 1760) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1786 was a Merchant, Major in the Militia, Alderman and Coroner [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

Sands Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Sands, aged 10, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • John Sands, aged 37, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • Mary Sands, aged 35, arrived in Montreal in 1841
  • Sophia Sands, aged 8, arrived in Montreal in 1841

Sands Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Sands, a shoemaker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Samuel Sands arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Jemima Sands arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839
  • Francis Sands arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840
  • Charlotte Sands, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sands Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Sands, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Margaret Sands, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary Sands, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Thomas Sands, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Letitia Sands, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sands (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sands (post 1700)



  • William Franklin Sands (1874-1946), American politician, U.S. Minister to Guatemala, 1909-10
  • William Langdon Sands, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Corumbá, 1943
  • William G. Sands, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1846
  • Tucker K. Sands, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1916
  • Smith A. Sands, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1912
  • Samuel S. Sands, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1912; Member of Connecticut Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1922
  • Robert Sands, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1796-1800; Member of New York council of appointment, 1800
  • Raymond Sands, American Democrat politician, Chair of Howard County Democratic Party, 1949
  • Norton J. Sands, American Republican politician, Village President of Port Chester, New York; Elected unopposed 1890; Elected 1910
  • Karen Sands, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1972
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sands Historic Events


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Sands Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. John Sands (1885-1914), English Miner from Wigan, Lancashire,, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William Archibald Martin Sands (1902-1941), Australian Chief Petty Officer from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Sands


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Suggested Readings for the name Sands



  • Osbourne and Sands by Elizabeth Jane Osbourne Sands.

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Sands Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Sands Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sands 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.

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