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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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Where is the Brando family from?

You can see how Brando families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brando family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brando families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Brando families living in New York. This was about 78% of all the recorded Brando's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Brando families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brando surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brando ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brando. 17% of Brando men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Brando women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brando were Farming 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farming
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    43%
  • Spinner
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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