Brands Family History

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Brands Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Brand 1.

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

Similar surnames: Brand, Brandes, Brandl, Brando, Branda, Brandt, Brandle, Brander

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Brands Family Origin

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Brands Family Occupations

What did your Brands ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carter, Annuitant and Boilermaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brands. The most common Brands occupation in the UK was Carter. 10% of Brands's were Carters. A less common occupation for the Brands family was Carriage Washer (Railway).

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  • Carter

  • Annuitant

  • Boilermaker

  • Carriage Washer (Railway)


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

Brands Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brands. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brands 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brands. 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 Brands. For the veterans among your Brands ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brands Life Expectancy

What is the average Brands lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brands life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Brands in 1944 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brands

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brands 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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