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The origins of the name Brant are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It 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.

Brant Early Origins



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

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Brant Spelling Variations


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Brant Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Brant family name include Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.

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Brant Early History


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Brant Early History



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

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Brant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brant Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Brant surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Brant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Brant, aged 24, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Henry Brant, who arrived in Maryland in 1662

Brant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Wilhelm Brant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannis Brant, aged 16, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736
  • William Brant, aged 50, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Christian Brant, who landed in New York in 1784
  • Bernard Brant, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796

Brant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Brant, who arrived in New York in 1828
  • William Brant, who arrived in Maryland in 1838
  • W Brant, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • I Brant, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • D Brant, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brant Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. John Brant U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Brant U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 he served as part of Butler's Rangers Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Capt. Joseph Brant U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Brant U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Thayendanegea Brant U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Brant Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry, Klaus and Peter Brant all of whom arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Klaus Brant, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Peter Brant, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Henry Brant, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874

Brant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Brant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • Annie Brant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • Eliza J. Brant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • William H. Brant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • Edith E. Brant arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashmore" in 1882
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brant (post 1700)



  • Major-General Gerald Clark Brant (1880-1958), American Commanding General US Army Air Forces Central Flight Training Command (1944)
  • Tim Brant (b. 1949), American sportscaster
  • Fernando Rocha Brant (1946-2015), Brazilian poet, lyricist and journalist
  • Mary "Molly" Brant (1736-1796), Mohawk leader who had influence within the Iroquois confederacy, more so than her brother Joseph Brant
  • Henry Brant (1913-2008), Canadian-born composer
  • Chief Joseph Brant (1742-1807), Mohawk Indian Chief, British military officer during the American Revolution

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Suggested Readings for the name Brant


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Suggested Readings for the name Brant



  • The Three Faces of Molly Brant by Earle S. Thomas

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Brant Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Brant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brant 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.

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