Brander Family History

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Brander Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures. German and Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Brand or Brandt (see Brandt). Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps an occupational name for fireman or distiller, from German Brand, Yiddish brand ‘conflagration’. Dutch: nickname for a fire raiser. Danish: habitational name for someone from a place called Brande.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Brandel, Gander, Lander, Mander, Branden, Brandes, Bander, Brader

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Brander Family Origin

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Brander Family Occupations

What did your Brander ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brander occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Brander's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brander. A less common occupation for the Brander family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Painter

  • Retired Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brander ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Brander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brander census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brander. For the veterans among your Brander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brander Life Expectancy

What is the average Brander lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Brander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Brander in 1950 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brander ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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