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The rich and ancient history of the Brande family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes 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.

Brande Early Origins



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

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Brande Spelling Variations


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Brande Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Brande have been found, including Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.

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Brande Early History


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Brande Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brande 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 Brande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brande Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brande Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Brande, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Brande Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Brande settled in Maryland in 1775

Brande Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon J Brande, who landed in Arkansas in 1874

Brande Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Brande, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brande (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brande (post 1700)



  • Barbara Brande, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980

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Brande Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Brande Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brande 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 26 October 2015 at 10:07.

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