Origins Available: German-Alt
The German name Brendt 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.
Early Origins of the Brendt family
The surname Brendt 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.
Early History of the Brendt family
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Brendt 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.
Early Notables of the Brendt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Brendt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rebbecca Brent who arrived in New York in 1642; Ellenor Brand who arrived in Maryland in 1685; Abraham Brand who arrived in Virginia in 1722; Peter Brent arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741.