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Brandvold Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms named Brandvoll, from brand- ‘fire’, ‘burning’ + voll (from Old Norse vollr ‘green field’).

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


Similar surnames: Brunsvold, Brovold, Bratvold, Brandon, Brandel, Branford, Bransford

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Where is the Brandvold family from?

You can see how Brandvold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brandvold family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Brandvold families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Brandvold family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Brandvold's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Brandvold families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brandvold surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brandvold ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brandvold. 59% of Brandvold men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Brandvold women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brandvold were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Teaching
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brandvold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brandvold census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 255 immigration records available for the last name Brandvold. 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 Cards

There are 261 military records available for the last name Brandvold. For the veterans among your Brandvold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brandvold lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brandvold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brandvold in 1957 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

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