Brand Family History
Brand Name Meaning
English Scottish North German Scandinavian Dutch and French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brando Old Norse Brandr a short form of various compound names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’) of which the best known is Hildebrand . There is placename 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. German: variant of Brandt 1 and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Swedish and Danish: ornamental name or nickname from brand ‘fire’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German Brant ‘fire conflagration’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press