Last name: BRANDON

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BRANDON : This last name is indexed 138,461 times on Geneanet!

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BRANDON : 1: English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon in Durham Norfolk Suffolk Warwickshire and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire however may be named after the Brant River on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’ presumably with reference to its steep banks. This surname was known in Ireland early enough to have a Gaelicized form de Breandún.2: Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’ a rare Kerry surname from the Latinized form of the name of the local saint Brendan (Brendanus from Bréanainn).3: French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brando of ancient Germanic origin (see Brand 1).4: Galician and Jewish (Sephardic): cognate of Portuguese Brandão (see Brandao).

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