Brand Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Rand, Sand, Brando, Grand, Band, Brandt, Bland, Brandel, Bald, Braud

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Brand Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Brand Family Origin

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Brand Family Occupations

What did your Brand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brand. The most common Brand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Brand's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brand family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Brand Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Brand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Brand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Brand. For the veterans among your Brand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brand Life Expectancy

What is the average Brand lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Brand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brand in 1940 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brand ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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