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Branda Family History

Branda Name Meaning

from Germanic branda- ‘sword’ (via French brand, brande). possibly a variant of Brando, or of Blanda, from the female personal name, from the feminine form of the adjective blando ‘soft’, ‘mild’.

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


Similar surnames: Brand, Brando, Brandl, Brandao, Branca, Blanda, Brandy, Brands, Randa

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Where is the Branda family from?

You can see how Branda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Branda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Branda families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Branda's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Branda families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Branda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Branda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Branda. 37% of Branda men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Branda women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branda were Farming and Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Lesser Operator
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Branda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 618 immigration records available for the last name Branda. 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 Cards

There are 440 military records available for the last name Branda. For the veterans among your Branda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Branda lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Branda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Branda in 1948 was 45, and 89 in 2004.

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