Brandenburg Family History

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Brandenburg Name Meaning

German: regional and habitational name from Brandenburg, the name of a former province, now a state of eastern Germany, its principal city, and numerous other places.

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

Similar surnames: Brandenberg, Brandenburger, Blankenburg, Vandenburg, Rodenburg

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Brandenburg Family Origin

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Brandenburg Family Occupations

What did your Brandenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandenburg. The most common Brandenburg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Brandenburg's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brandenburg family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brandenburg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brandenburg Historical Records

What Brandenburg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brandenburg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandenburg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Brandenburg

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brandenburg. 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 Card

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

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Brandenburg Life Expectancy

What is the average Brandenburg lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brandenburg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brandenburg in 1942 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brandenburg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brandenburg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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