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Brandis Name Meaning

Swiss and German: habitational name from a former Brandis castle in Emmental near Bern, Switzerland, or from any of the places so named in Saxony, Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Brandeis.

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


Similar surnames: Brandeis, Brandes, Brand, Brander, Bandi, Brandau, Brandli, Brandon

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Where is the Brandis family from?

You can see how Brandis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brandis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Brandis family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Brandis's in USA. New York had the highest population of Brandis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brandis. 25% of Brandis men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Brandis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandis were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandis. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brandis. For the veterans among your Brandis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brandis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Brandis in 1957 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

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