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Brandeis Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the Czech town of Brandýs, on the Labe (Elbe) river, called Brandeis in German.

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


Similar surnames: Brandis, Brandes, Brander, Brandwein, Brandel, Brandli, Brandau

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Brandeis Family Origin

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Brandeis Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Brandeis occupation in the USA was At Home. 11% of Brandeis's were At Homes. A less common occupation for the Brandeis family was Comission Merch.. At Home, Cabinet Maker and Clothing Mcht were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandeis.

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  • At Home

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    11%
  • Clothing Mcht

    11%
  • Comission Merch.

    11%

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Brandeis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brandeis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandeis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brandeis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brandeis. For the veterans among your Brandeis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brandeis Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Brandeis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Brandeis in 1944 was 32, and 64 in 2003.

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