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Brandeis Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the Czech town of Brandýs, on the Labe (Elbe) river, called Brandeis in German.

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

Similar surnames: Brandis, Brandes, Brander, Brandwein, Brandel, Brandli, Brandau

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Where is the Brandeis family from?

You can see how Brandeis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandeis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Brandeis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Brandeis families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Brandeis's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Brandeis families in 1880.
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What did your Brandeis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brandeis. 45% of Brandeis men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Brandeis women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandeis were Labor W P A and Housewife.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Executive
  • Labor W P A

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandeis. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brandeis. For the veterans among your Brandeis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandeis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Brandeis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Brandeis in 1944 was 32, and 64 in 2003.

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