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Contributor Contrib.Nicholas on 12/6/2016
German & Swiss: Habitational name from a former Brandis castle in Emmental near Bern, Switzerland, or from any of the places so named in Saxony, Germany. A famous bearer of the name is Jonathan Brandis (1976-2003).Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Brandeis.