Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’.
- English : (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France.
- English : patronymic from the personal name Brand (see Brand).