Brantner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Brantner is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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. "As a personal name it occurs in the genealogy of the Northumbrian kings from Woden. It was a very common old Scandinavian name, and it is still used in Iceland. " 
"The name Brand in England is usually taken to be of Norse origin, but it may be noted that as early as 1046 we find Bransbury, Hants, as Brandesburh, while Branston, Staffs, is Brantestun, in a charter (Birch, Cart. Saxonicum, 978) dated 956." 
Another source noted that "Walter Brandus held lands by knight service in the Viscounty of Caen 1165 and William Brant had estates Norfolk 1086. (Domesday Book)"  
Early Origins of the Brantner family
The surname Brantner was first found in Lincolnshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: William Brand, or Brant; and Walter Brand, or Brant. The same rolls also listed John Brand, Oxfordshire; Robert Brand, Oxfordshire; and Wymer Brant, Norfolk. 
Further to the north in Scotland, early records there revealed "Giliane Brand held land in Irvine, 1323. Thomas Brand was burgess of Edinburgh in 1512, and the name was common there in the seventeenth century." 
Early History of the Brantner family
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Brantner Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Brantner has been recorded under many different variations, including Brand, Brande, Brands, Brander, Brant, Branter and others.
Early Notables of the Brantner family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Joseph Brand (1605-1674), an English merchant, landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660 and Sheriff of Suffolk from 1662 to 1663; and Thomas...
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Brantner migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Brantner or a variant listed above:
Brantner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh, Brantner Jr., who landed in New York, NY in 1844-1845 
- John, Brantner Sr., who landed in New York, NY in 1844-1845 
- Anton Brantner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
Brantner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mary Brantner, aged 17, who immigrated to America from St. Johan, in 1906
- Annie Brantner, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from St. Johan, in 1906
- Johann Brantner, aged 1, who settled in America from Germany, in 1906
- Marie Brantner, aged 3, who settled in America from Germany, in 1906
- Marie Brantner, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Germany, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Brantner (post 1700) +
- Franziska Katharina Brantner (b. 1979), German member of the European Parliament
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- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)