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Brandenburg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Brandenburg the name of a province its principal city and numerous other places.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Brandenburg family from?

You can see how Brandenburg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandenburg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brandenburg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Brandenburg families living in Ohio. This was about 43% of all the recorded Brandenburg's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Brandenburg families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandenburg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandenburg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brandenburg. 24% of Brandenburg men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Brandenburg women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandenburg were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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What Brandenburg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 29,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 30,000 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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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.

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