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Brandon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon, in County Durham, Northumbria, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brom ‘broom’, ‘gorse’ + dun ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire, however, may be named with the Brant river, on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’, presumably with reference to its steep banks. Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’. French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brand, of Germanic origin (see Brand 1).

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

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Brandon Family Origin

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Brandon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Brandon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Brandon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brandon family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandon.

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Brandon Life Expectancy

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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