D’Arcy Hande has spent more than four decades tracing the Hande family roots from Canada back to the United States, and then even farther back to Norway. The Hande surname originates with a cluster of farms in Vestre Slidre parish in the Valdres region of Oppland County, Norway. D’Arcy has traced this lineage back to three distinct Hande ancestors living in the 17th Century, who may or may not have been related to each other. He has also added to his records anyone by the name of Hande who originated in Valdres, in hopes that someday he will be able to tie them in with the wider Handeslekt (Hande clan) which he has been researching.
Because of plagiarism of the content of this website, family genealogical data has been removed until further notice. D'Arcy is pleased to communicate and share information with other bona fide family historians.
Please contact him via e-mail to establish the guidelines for collaboration.