Meaning and Origin of: Brander

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 (seeBrandt).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : perhaps an occupational name for fireman or distiller, from German Brand, Yiddishbrand ‘conflagration’.
  • Dutch : nickname for a fire raiser.
  • Danish : habitational name for someone from a place called Brande.