Brandes Family History

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Brandes Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Brand. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Brandeis

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

Similar surnames: Brander, Brandis, Brandeis, Brands, Brandel, Branden, Brand, Bandel

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Brandes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brandes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brandes. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Sweden


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Brandes Family Origin

Where is the Brandes family from?

Brandes Family Occupations

What did your Brandes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandes. The most common Brandes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Brandes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brandes family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Harness Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Brandes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brandes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandes 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brandes. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Brandes. For the veterans among your Brandes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brandes Life Expectancy

What is the average Brandes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brandes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brandes in 1943 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brandes 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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