When John William Hand was born on 4 October 1902, in Elk Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, his father, William Jasper Hand, was 40 and his mother, Rhoda Elizabeth Wolfenbarger, was 33. He married Lorna B Orr on 23 July 1925, in Wichita, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 10 March 1975, in Andrews, Andrews, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Andrews, Andrews, Texas, 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 .
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