Brandt Family History

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Brandt Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived in an area that had been cleared by fire, Middle High German brant (from brennen ‘to burn’). variant of Brand 1.

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

Similar surnames: Brand, Grandt, Grand, Brands, Brandl, Brant, Branda, Brander, Kandt

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Brandt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brandt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brandt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Brandt Family Origin

Where is the Brandt family from?

Brandt Family Occupations

What did your Brandt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brandt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Brandt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brandt family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Brandt Historical Records

What Brandt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 161,000 census records available for the last name Brandt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandt 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 90,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandt. 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 51,000 military records available for the last name Brandt. For the veterans among your Brandt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brandt Life Expectancy

What is the average Brandt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brandt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brandt in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brandt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brandt 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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