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Brandel Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of the personal name Brand 1. Altered spelling of South German Brändle (see Brandle). Swedish: from the Germanic personal name Brand (see Brand 1) + -ell, a common suffix of Swedish surnames, taken from the Latin adjectival ending -elius. Swedish: habitational name for someone from a place named with brand ‘fire’.

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


Similar surnames: Branden, Brander, Bandel, Brand, Randel, Brendel, Sandel, Brandl

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Where is the Brandel family from?

You can see how Brandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Brandel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 60 Brandel families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brandel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Brandel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brandel. 19% of Brandel men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Brandel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandel were Machinist and New Worker.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brandel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandel. 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 Brandel. For the veterans among your Brandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brandel in 1962 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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