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Origin and popularity of the name BRAND

Origin

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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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 136,836 individuals with the name BRAND on Geneanet.

 

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    mvillet
    (1,437 individuals)
    schapekoppen
    (1,414 individuals)
    b010780
    (1,240 individuals)
    wiebebrand
    (1,134 individuals)

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    Variants of name BRAND

    BRAN BRANT BRANDTE BRANDT von BRANDT BRANG