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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Brandt family. Brandt is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Brandt was derived from the Germanic personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names containing the element brand, which means sword. The best known of these compounds 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. The surname Brandt also evolved as a nickname type of surname for a person who was hot tempered.

Brandt Early Origins



The surname Brandt was first found in Bavaria, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Brandt Spelling Variations


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Brandt Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Brandt 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.

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Brandt Early History


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Brandt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandt research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1778, 1457, 1521, 1517, 1570, 1626, 1685, 1735 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Brandt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brandt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brandt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Brandt in this period include Sebastian Brant (1457-1521), who was known for his long poems, such as "The Ship of Fools"; Jobst Brandt...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brandt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Brandt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Judith Brandt, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Mary Brandt, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Randolph Brandt, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Albertus Brandt, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1691
  • Albertus Brandt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1691-1692

Brandt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Brandt came to Philadelphia in 1732
  • Samuel Brandt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michael Brandt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Samuel Brandt came to Philadelphia in 1739
  • Joost Brandt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brandt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Andr Brandt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Wilhelm Brandt, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Philip Brandt, aged 14, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1831
  • Peter Brandt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • I H Brandt, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brandt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederik Carl Brandt arrived in Alabama in 1914
  • Frederik Carl Brandt, who landed in Alabama in 1914

Brandt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Brandt, who landed in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brandt (post 1700)



  • Kenneth E. Brandt (1938-2016), American politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1973-1990)
  • Jobst Brandt (1935-2015), American mechanical engineer, inventor, bicycle enthusiast, educator, and author
  • Fredric Sheldon Brandt (1949-2015), American physician, researcher, lecturer, author, and radio host; one of the first to use botulinum toxin ("botox") and fillers
  • Major-General Carl Amandus Brandt (1906-1961), American Commanding General Air Proving Ground Command (1946-1948)
  • Charles Brandt, American politician, U.S. Consul in Archangel, 1853-56
  • C. C. Brandt, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 37th District, 1873
  • Bill Brandt, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 98th District, 1998
  • Bennie Brandt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944
  • Albert H. Brandt, American Democrat politician, Village President of Oak Lawn, Illinois, 1935-42; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948
  • Charles F. Brandt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1896
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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