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Brands Family History

Brands Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Brand 1.

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


Similar surnames: Brand, Brandes, Brandl, Brando, Branda, Brandt, Brandle, Brander

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Where is the Brands family from?

You can see how Brands families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brands family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brands families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 13 Brands families living in New Jersey. This was about 59% of all the recorded Brands's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Brands families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brands surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brands ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brands. 26% of Brands men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Brands women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brands were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brands. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brands census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Brands lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Brands in 1944 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

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