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Brand Name Meaning
English, Scottish, Scandinavian, North German, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Brando, a short form of various compound personal names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand. There is place name evidence for Brant(a) as an Old English personal name; however, the Middle English personal name Brand was probably introduced to England from Old Norse; Brandr is a common Old Norse personal name.English: topographic name for someone who lived by a place where burning had occurred, from Old English brand, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, as for example The Brand in Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.German: variant of Brandt 1.Scandinavian: from the personal name Brand, Brant, from Old Norse Brandr (see 1).Swedish: ornamental name from brand ‘fire’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German Brant ‘fire’, ‘conflagration’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Brand Families

  • Number of Brand families
     243 - 483
     82 - 242
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brand families
     467 - 932
     156 - 466
     1 - 155
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brand families
     129 - 255
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brand Family Origin

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Brand Immigration Information

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Brand Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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