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Brandau Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Brandau, in Hesse, Bavaria, and former East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Landau, Banda, Brander, Brandis, Sandau, Brandon, Brandel, Aranda

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Where is the Brandau family from?

You can see how Brandau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Brandau families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Brandau families living in Iowa. This was about 28% of all the recorded Brandau's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Brandau families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brandau. 50% of Brandau men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Janitor
  • Office Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brandau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandau 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 948 immigration records available for the last name Brandau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brandau. For the veterans among your Brandau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandau lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Brandau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Brandau in 1951 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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