When Lydia Hand was born on 5 March 1801, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Seth Hand, was 33 and her mother, Esther Smith, was 22. She married Richard Holmes Townsend on 26 November 1815, in Cape May, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 21 November 1858, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States.
English, German, and Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the hand or perhaps to skill in its use, from Middle English hond(e), hand(e), Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Johan metter hant (Rijkhoven 1284), Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383).
Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1 above).
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh (see Guthrie ), as a result of association with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, such as Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .