When Elisabeth Brand was born on 2 August 1864, in Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands, her father, Frans Brand, was 37 and her mother, Elisabeth Kooij, was 31. She married Cornelis Pietersz Van de Merwe on 12 May 1887, in Dubbeldam, South Holland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 7 January 1941, in her hometown, at the age of 76.
English, Scottish, North German, Scandinavian, Dutch, and French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brando, Old Norse Brandr, a short form of various compound names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand . There is placename evidence for Brant(a) as an Old English personal name; however, the Middle English personal name Brand was probably introduced to England from Old Norse.
German: variant of Brandt 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.
Swedish and Danish: ornamental name or nickname from brand ‘fire’.