Last name: BRAND

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BRAND : This last name is indexed 477,925 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BRAND : 1: English Scottish North German Scandinavian Dutch and French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brando Old Norse Brandr a short form of various compound names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’) of which the best known is Hildebrand. There is placename 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.2: German: variant of Brandt 1 and in North America (also) an altered form of this.3: Swedish and Danish: ornamental name or nickname from brand ‘fire’.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name or nickname from German Brant ‘fire conflagration’.

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