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Brandes Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Brand. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Brandeis

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


Similar surnames: Brander, Brandis, Brandeis, Brands, Brandel, Branden, Brand, Bandel

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Where is the Brandes family from?

You can see how Brandes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brandes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Brandes family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brandes's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Brandes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brandes. 18% of Brandes men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Brandes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandes were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brandes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandes 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Brandes. For the veterans among your Brandes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brandes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brandes in 1943 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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