The surname Sand is found in England, Ireland and Scotland. When found in Scotland it is an habitational name from Sands in Tulliallan in Fife. In England and Ireland the name Sand is a topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. 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, England. In St. Margaret's, Westminster, on November 18th 1630, one Thomas Sands married Mary Sandsberry. A notable bearer of the name was the Irish freedom fighter and UK Member of Parliament Bobby Sands who died on hunger strike in 1981.
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