The name Branderd is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the common Old English personal name
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
Early Origins of the Branderd family
The surname Branderd was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from early times after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Branderd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Branderd 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 Branderd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Branderd 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. Branderd has been spelled many different ways, including Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.
Early Notables of the Branderd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Branderd family to the New World and Oceana
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 Branderds to arrive in North America: Benjamin Brand who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; John Brand settled in Virginia in 1670; John Brande settled in Maryland in 1775; they also settled in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Texas and Massachusetts in the 18th and 19th centuries..