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"BRAND. A common Old English (Anglo-Saxon) personal name, Old Norse Brandr, Old Swed. Brander, Old Dan. Brand. It was a common name in the Danelaw. "The name Brand in England is usually taken to be of Norse origin, out it may be noted that as early as 1046 we find Bransbury, Hants, as Brandesburh, while Branston, Staffs, is Brantestun, in a charter (Birch, Cart. Saxonicum, 978) dated 956" (Mawer, p. 30). Giliane Brand held land in Irvine, 1323 (Irvine, i, p. 124). Thomas Brand was burgess of Edinburgh in 1512 (Laing, 287), and the name was common there in the seventeenth century (Edinb. Marr.). Adam Brand had a charter of lands of Steillend, 1631 (Pitfirrane, 526), William Brand is recorded in Urquhart, 1685 (RFC., 3. ser. x, p. 388), and James Brand was baker in the burgh of Canongate, Edinburgh, 1700 (Inquis., 8785). The Brands of Rudhall or Castle Brand were an old family in Angus. As a forename we have Brande Fide, 1508 (Cawdor, p. 118). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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