Niklaus Brand

1738–12 October 1740 (Age 2)
Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland

The Life of Niklaus

When Niklaus Brand was born in 1738, in Rüegsau, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Johannes Brand, was 32 and his mother, Anna Maria Widmer, was 28. He died on 12 October 1740, at the age of 2.

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Johannes Brand
Anna Maria Widmer
Anna Maria Brand
Hans Ulrich Brand
Johannes Brand
Niklaus Brand
Peter Brand

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Brand


    Anna Maria Widmer




Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Scandinavian, North German, and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Brando, a short form of various compound personal names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand . There is place name 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; Brandr is a common Old Norse personal name.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a place where burning had occurred, from Old English brand, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, as for example The Brand in Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.3 German: variant of Brandt 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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