Brandon Family History
Brandon Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon in Durham Norfolk Suffolk Warwickshire and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire however may be named after the Brant River on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’ presumably with reference to its steep banks. This surname was known in Ireland early enough to have a Gaelicized form de Breandún. Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’ a rare Kerry surname from the Latinized form of the name of the local saint Brendan (Brendanus from Bréanainn). French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brando of ancient Germanic origin (see Brand ). Galician and Jewish (Sephardic): cognate of Portuguese Brandão (see Brandao ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022