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Branden Surname Meaning

Swedish (Brandén): ornamental or habitational name composed of the personal name Brand 1 or the placename element brand ‘fire’ (see Brandin ) + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. The original humanistic form of the surname Brandenius is still found in Sweden but it is very rare. English (Middlesex): variant of Brandon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brandel, Brandon, Brander, Breden, Bratten, Broden, Braden, Bandel

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Where is the Branden family from?

You can see how Branden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Branden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Branden families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Branden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Branden families in 1891.
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What did your Branden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Artificial Silk Spinner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Branden. 100% of Branden men worked as an Artificial Silk Spinner and 90% of Branden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Artificial Silk Spinner
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Housemaid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Branden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Branden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Branden. For the veterans among your Branden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Branden lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Branden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Branden in 1966 was 75, and 68 in 2004.

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