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Early Origins of the Branstetter family

The surname Branstetter was first found in Saxony, where the name Bunst was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their quest for power.

Early History of the Branstetter family

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Branstetter Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brunst, Brunste, Brunstte, Brunnst, Brunnste, Breunst and many more.

Early Notables of the Branstetter family (pre 1700)

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Branstetter Ranking

In the United States, the name Branstetter is the 10,385th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Branstetter migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Branstetter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Branstetter, aged 24, who arrived in Bremen, Plymouth, Cherbourg in 1924 aboard the ship "America" from New York [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Branstetter (post 1700) +

  • J.C. Branstetter, American air crewman on Operation Highjump (1946-1947), eponym of the Branstetter Rocks, Antarctica
  • Otto Franklin Branstetter (1877-1924), American socialist official, executive secretary of National Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of America from 1919 to 1924
  • Olin Branstetter (1929-2011), American businessman and politician; he and others were killed in an airplane accident on November 17, 2011
  • Kent Wayne Branstetter (b. 1949), American former NFL tackle for the New Orleans Saints in 1972 and the Green Bay Packers in the 1973 season
  • Jennifer Branstetter, American politician, Secretary of Planning and Policyof Pennsylvania (2011-2015)
  • Winnie Branstetter, American politician, Candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1922 [3]
  • J. H. Branstetter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1932 [3]
  • Daniel Branstetter, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 8th District, 1845-46 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook