Family name origins & meanings
- 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.