|Subject:||Re: Surname history and meaning of Brandenburg|
|Author:||Andy ;—) (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||February 25, 2008 at 10:31:36 AM|
|Reply to:||Surname history and meaning of Brandenburg by J. Brandenburg|
The derivation of the place-name BRANDENBURG seems to be debated. Usually the German word "brennen," to burn is assumed as the first part of the name. This can either refer to a fire in the castle, or to slash-and-burn.
Source: Dieter Berger, Geographische Namen in Deutschland
Another possible derivation (I can't back this up. though) would be a personal name Brand (like in Hildebrand).
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