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"BRANDON. Helen Brandon in Waltoun, parish of Forfar, 1683 (St. Andrews), may have derived from Brandon in Northumberland. There is another Brandon in county Durham. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Brandon

Wikipedia Sir William Brandon (1456 ? August 22, 1485) was Henry Tudor's standard-bearer at the Battle of Bosworth, and the father of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
Wikipedia Thomas Terrell Brandon (born) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA.
Wikipedia Nina Mary Benita Douglas-Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton (13 May 1878 - 12 January 1951).
Wikipedia Michael Brandon (born April 20, 1945) is an American actor who resides in the United Kingdom and United States.
Wikipedia William Woodward Brandon (b.
Wikipedia Gerard Chittocque Brandon (September 15, 1788 March 28, 1850) was an American political leader who twice served as Governor of Mississippi during its early years of statehood.
Wikipedia Henry Brandon (June 8 1912 ? February 15 1990) was an American character actor in over 100 films, famous for playing Indian, Arab, Persian, Turkish, Native American and East Asian roles, usually villains.
Wikipedia David A.
Wikipedia Tony Brandon (born in Dorset in 1933) is a British radio presenter and comedian.
Wikipedia Samuel (Sam) Terrill Brandon (born July 5, 1979 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American football player.
Wikipedia Christopher William Brandon (born 7 April 1976), commonly known as Chris Brandon, is an English professional footballer who plays for hometown club Bradford City in Football League Two.
Wikipedia Michael Brandon (born Michael Phillips February 9, 1965) is an American community activist, pornographic actor and director exclusive to Raging Stallion who specializes in gay pornography.
Wikipedia Kirk Brandon (born 3 August 1956, Westminster, London) is an English musician.
Wikipedia Samuel George Frederick Brandon (1907-1971) was a British scholar of comparative religion.
Wikipedia David Brandon (born February 9, 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for 11 seasons for 4 different teams in the NFL.

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