Brand Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Scandinavian, North German, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Brando, a short form of various compound personal names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand. There is place name evidence for Brant(a) as an Old English personal name; however, the Middle English personal name Brand was probably introduced to England from Old Norse; Brandr is a common Old Norse personal name. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a place where burning had occurred, from Old English brand, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, as for example The Brand in Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. German: variant of Brandt 1. Scandinavian: from the personal name Brand, Brant, from Old Norse Brandr (see 1). Swedish: ornamental name from brand ‘fire’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from German Brant ‘fire’, ‘conflagration’.

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Sand, Brando, Grand, Band, Brandt, Bland, Brandel, Bald, Braud

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Brand Family Origin

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Brand Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brand family was Carpenter. Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brand. The most common Brand occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Brand's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Brand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brand in 1940 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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