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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Hand Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Hand Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Hand family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Hand

Wikipedia Billings Learned Hand (January 27, 1872 ? August 18, 1961;) was a United States judge and judicial philosopher.
Wikipedia Edward Hand (December 31, 1744 ? September 3, 1802) was a physician, farmer, congressman, and a general officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Wikipedia Norman L.
Wikipedia Tony Hand MBE (born 15 August 1967 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish ice hockey player who became the first British-born and raised player to be drafted by an NHL team when he was picked by the Edmonton Oilers in 1986.
Wikipedia Eoin Kevin Joseph Colin Hand (born 30 March 1946 in Dublin, Ireland) was a footballer and football manager.
Wikipedia Jon Thomas Hand (born November 13, 1963 in Sylacauga, Alabama) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft.
Wikipedia Larry Thomas Hand (born July 10, 1940) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions in a thirteen year career that lasted from 1965 to 1977 in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Debra Hand is a self-taught artist and sculptor whose work graces prominent museum collections.
Wikipedia Augustus Cincinnatus Hand (September 4, 1803 Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont - March 8, 1878 Elizabethtown, New York, Essex County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
Wikipedia Randy Hand (born January 10, 1984 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Thomas Millet Hand (July 7, 1902, Cape May, New Jersey ? December 26, 1956, Cold Spring, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1945-57.
Wikipedia Random Hand is a British ska band, formed in Keighley in 2002.
Wikipedia Kernan August Hand, Sr.