Sand


Sand
There are two possible origins for this Anglo-Saxon surname, the first being that it is a topographic name for a dweller at or by a patch of sandy soil. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century 'sand', sand, with the Old High German 'sant', and the Old Norse 'sande', having the same meaning, giving rise to this surname in Scotland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. However, Sand may also be a short form of the given name Alexander, or the popular medieval given name Sander, and in this instance would be the patronymic form (the 's' denoting son of). The following examples illustrate the name development after 1205 (see below): de la Sonde (1248), atte Sonde (1296), del Sond (1298) and del Sandes (1332). In St. Margaret's, Westminster, on November 18th 1630, one Thomas Sands married Mary Sandsberry. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Saudes, which was dated 1205, Curia Rolls of Surrey, during the reign of King John, known as 'Lackland', 1199-1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Sand — Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sand — mit Rippelmarken Sand ist ein natürlich vorkommendes, unverfestigtes Sedimentgestein, das sich aus einzelnen Sandkörnern mit einer Korngröße von 0,063 bis 2 mm zusammensetzt. Damit ordnet sich der Sand zwischen dem Feinkies (Korngröße 2 bis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sand — [zant], der; [e]s, e: Substanz, die durch Verwitterung von Gestein entstanden ist und aus feinen Körnern besteht: gelber, weißer, feiner, grober Sand; die Kinder spielen im Sand; aus verschiedenen Sanden (Sorten von Sand) bestehender Boden. Zus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sand — /sand/; Fr. /sahonnd/, n. George /jawrj/; Fr. /zhawrddzh/ (Lucile Aurore Dupin Dudevant), 1804 76, French novelist. * * * I Mineral, rock, or soil particles that are 0. 0008–0.08 in. (0.02–2 mm) in diameter. Most rock forming minerals are found… …   Universalium

  • Sand — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Sand (homonymie). Sand …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sand — Sand: Das altgerm. Wort mhd., ahd. sant, niederl. zand, engl. sand, schwed. sand ist verwandt mit griech. ámathos »Sand«. Die weiteren Beziehungen sind unklar. – Abl.: sandig (mhd. sandic). Zus.: Sandbank (17. Jh.). • Sand wie Sand am Meer… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Sand (DC) — Sand (comics) Pour les articles homonymes, voir sand (homonymie). Sand Personnage de Sandman …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SAND (G.) — Renan écrivait au lendemain des obsèques de George Sand, morte à Nohant: «Une corde est brisée dans la lyre du siècle [...]. Mme Sand traversa tous les rêves; elle sourit à tous, crut un moment à tous; son jugement pratique put parfois s’égarer,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sand — [sand] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger sand, ON sandr < IE base * bhes , to rub off, pulverize > Gr psammos, L sabulum] 1. loose, gritty particles of eroded or weathered rock, varying in size from about 1/ 16 mm to 2 mm in diameter, usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Sand — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase SAND. Sand País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sand — Sand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sanding}.] 1. To sprinkle or cover with sand. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive upon the sand. [Obs.] Burton. [1913 Webster] 3. To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud. [1913 Webster] 4. To mix …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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