Brando Family History

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Brando Name Meaning

Italian: from the Germanic (Lombardic) personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with brand ‘sword’, particularly Aldobrando and Ildebrando.

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

Similar surnames: Brand, Rando, Branda, Brandon, Lando, Brandao, Brandl, Brands, Brandi

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Brando Family Origin

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Brando Family Occupations

What did your Brando ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brando occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Brando's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Hand and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brando. A less common occupation for the Brando family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Brando Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brando. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brando census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 722 immigration records available for the last name Brando. 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 Brando. For the veterans among your Brando ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brando Life Expectancy

What is the average Brando lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brando life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brando in 1963 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brando 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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