Brand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German name Brand finds its roots in the word "brand," which means "sword." The best known of these compound name using this word is Hildebrand, or battle-sword; however, old Germanic names such as Brandhart, or fire-strong and Brandoalt, or fire-powerful, were also common in the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Brand family

The surname Brand was first found in Saxony, where the name Brand contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation through their participation in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Brand family branched into many houses where family members continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Brand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brand research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1494, 1517, 1521, 1570, 1735, 1749, and 1799 are included under the topic Early Brand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brand, Brande, Brandde, Brannde, Brandt, Brandte, Brandtes, Brandtte, Brant, Brante, Brend, Brende, Brendde, Brent, Brendt, Braend, Braende, Braendde, Braennde, Braent, Braendt, Brandes, Brandis and many more.

Early Notables of the Brand family (pre 1700)

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Brand migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Benjamin Brand who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Benjamin Brand, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
  • Mr Brand, who arrived in New England in 1630 [1]
  • William Brand, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1656 [1]
  • Hen Brand, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Brand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Koenraet Brand, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Eliza Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • Jane Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1715 [1]
  • Abraham Brand who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Abraham Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1722 [1]
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Brand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dietr Brand, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Karl Joseph Brand, who landed in America in 1844 [1]
  • M Franziska Brand, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Rudolph Brand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • J C F Brand, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brand migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Barbara, Sophia and Jacob Brand all of whom, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barbara Brand, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Brand, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Sophia Brand, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Brand migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Brand Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Brand, aged 43, a shepherd, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [2]
  • William Brand, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]
  • Ebenezer Brand, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]

Brand migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Brand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Brand, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mariner" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd June 1859 [4]
  • Mr. David Brand, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 14th October 1860 [4]
  • Henry James Brand, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • Mary A. Brand, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • George Brand, aged 17, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brand (post 1700)

  • Oscar Brand (1920-2016), Canadian-born American folk singer-songwriter and author
  • Charles Hillyer Brand (1861-1933), American lawyer, judge, politician, U.S. Representative from Georgia
  • Neville Brand (1920-1992), American soldier and film actor
  • Leon Brand (b. 1933), American architect
  • Vance Devoe Brand MR. (b. 1931), former NASA Astronaut with 746 hours in space [5]
  • George G. Brand, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 1st District, 1960-67 [6]
  • Franklin Marion Brand (1880-1963), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County, 1919-20, 1943-44; Defeated, 1940, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954 [6]
  • Ed E. Brand, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 19th District, 1918 [6]
  • Charles Hillyer Brand (1861-1933), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1894-95; Superior Court Judge in Georgia, 1906-17; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1917-33 [6]
  • Charles Brand (1871-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1921-22; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1923-33 [6]
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Brand family

Bismarck
  • Johann Brand (1917-1941), German Bootsmannsmaaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. William H Brand (b. 1919), English Corporal serving for the Royal Marine from Southsea, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Vance Brand. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/brand.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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