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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Family Time Line

Johannes Brand
1706–1792
Anna Maria Widmer
1710–1781
Anna Maria Brand
1727–1729
Hans Ulrich Brand
1732–
Johannes Brand
1736–1811
Niklaus Brand
1738–1740
Peter Brand
1740–1742

Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Brand

    Male1706–1792Male

    Anna Maria Widmer

    Female1710–1781Female

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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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