Sands (surname)

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Sands is an English and Scottish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

English language West Germanic language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.

Languages of Scotland languages of a geographic region

The languages of Scotland are the languages spoken or once spoken in Scotland. Each of the numerous languages spoken in Scotland during its recorded linguistic history falls into either the Germanic or Celtic language families. The classification of the Pictish language was once controversial, but it is now generally considered a Celtic language. Today, the main language spoken in Scotland is English, while Scots and Scottish Gaelic are minority languages. The dialect of English spoken in Scotland is referred to as Scottish English.

Benjamin F. Sands United States Navy admiral

Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Sands was an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands American tennis player

Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands is an American professional tennis player. She is an Olympic Gold medalist, and has won nine Grand Slam titles, five of which in women's doubles and four in mixed doubles.

Billy Sands character actor

Billy Sands was an American character actor who appeared as a regular on The Phil Silvers Show as Pvt. Dino Papparelli and was a regular on McHale's Navy as Harrison "Tinker" Bell. He also made guest-starring roles on many other television series, including Car 54, Where Are You?, All in the Family, Here's Lucy, Happy Days, and The Odd Couple. Sands also appears in one of the opening scenes of Rocky as a booker for the fighters.

Fictional characters:

George Sands is a fictional werewolf in the comedy-drama TV series Being Human, portrayed by Russell Tovey. The male lead for the duration of the show's first three series appeared in 24 episodes of the drama, as well as in three Being Human novels.

Central Intelligence Agency National intelligence agency of the United States

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John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the title role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008) and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades. He is regarded as one of the world's biggest film stars.

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Sand is a Norwegian and German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Sandys is a surname of Anglo-Saxon origin. It is an older spelling of Sands, and is now usually pronounced as such.

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