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The German name Brandis 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.

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The surname Brandis 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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brandis research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1494, 1517, 1521, 1570, 1735, 1749, and 1799 are included under the topic Early Brandis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brandis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brandis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Brandis, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Herm Brandis, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Carl Brandis, who settled in Texas in 1846
  • Theodore Brandis, who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • L. Brandis arrived in San Francisco in 1875
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Brandis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Brandis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
  • Ann Brandis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
  • James Brandis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
  • Harriett Brandis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838
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  • Richard W. Brandis, American politician, Mayor of Bend, Oregon, 1953-54
  • Jonathan Gregory Brandis, American film and television actor
  • George Brandis (b. 1957), Australian, Senator for Queensland, Minister for Arts and Sport
  • Marianne Brandis (b. 1938), Canadian ( Netherlands born) Children's author and illustrator
  • Mark Brandis (1931-2000), German science fiction writer and journalist
  • Sir Dietrich Brandis (1824-1907), German forester considered the father of tropical forestry
  • Christian August Brandis, German philologist and historian of philosophy
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    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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