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