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The origins of the name Brand are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the common Old English personal name, Brand, or the Old Norse name, Brandr. The word brand comes from the Germanic word brand, which means sword. This surname was found in Lincolnshire, where the family can trace its origin to shortly after the Norman Conquest.

Brand Early Origins



The surname Brand was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Brand Spelling Variations


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Brand Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Brand has been spelled many different ways, including Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.

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Brand Early History


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Brand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brand research. Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1100, 1086, 1605, 1674, 1660, 1662, 1663, 1635 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Brand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brand 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Brands to arrive in North America:

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
  • Mr Brand, who arrived in New England in 1630
  • William Brand, aged 40, arrived in America in 1656
  • Hen Brand, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (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
  • Eliza Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Jane Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Abraham Brand who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Abraham Brand, who landed in Virginia in 1722
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dietr Brand, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Karl Joseph Brand, who landed in America in 1844
  • M Franziska Brand, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Rudolph Brand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • J C F Brand, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brand Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Barbara, Sophia and Jacob Brand all of whom 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Brand, aged 43, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • William Brand, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"
  • Ebenezer Brand, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

Brand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry James Brand, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • Mary A. Brand, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • George Brand, aged 17, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • David Brand, aged 11, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Sarah Brand, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brand (post 1700)



  • Oscar Brand (1920-2016), Canadian-born American folk singer-songwriter and author
  • George G. Brand, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 1st District, 1960-67
  • 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
  • Ed E. Brand, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 19th District, 1918
  • 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
  • Charles Brand (1871-1966), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate, 1921-22; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1923-33
  • Mrs. C. Harold Brand, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1960
  • C. Harold Brand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1936
  • Harold Brand, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1948
  • John W. Brand, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Columbia City, Indiana, 1914-22
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Brand Historic Events


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Brand Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William H Brand (b. 1919), English Corporal serving for the Royal Marine from Southsea, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Brand


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Suggested Readings for the name Brand



  • Brandt Family History, 1822-1977 by Dolores J. Colletti.
  • Some Descendants of William Coulston, Line of Levi Coulson (to 1915), Some Descendants of Ludwig Brandt, Line of John Brandt by Samuel B. Mayo.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brand Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 19:59.

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