Brandon Family History
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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