Imagines Maiorum - Ancestors from Campania

Branda, Brando

 This surname may be derived from the Germanic root brand (sword). Alternate spellings Branda and Brando are attested in 115 and 158 comuni respectively, and both are relatively common in Salerno province. The four branches listed below are almost certainly related via a fairly recent but as of yet elusive common ancestor.
 
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Antonio Brando                                                                 
Born: c.1825 to Francesco Brando (and Maria Larocca?), Monte San Giacomo
Married: Maddelena Sansivieri
Children: Giovanni b.1861, Giuseppe b.1867, Maria b.1869, Rosa b.1873, Vincenzo b.1876
Died: 19.05.1878, Monte San Giacomo
Occupation: Contadino, bracciale
V-CHILDREN OF ANTONIO BRANDO AND MADDELENA SANSIVIERI
Giovanni John Branda                                                    
Born: 05.1861 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Annamaria Stefano 28.02.1885(bann) , Monte San Giacomo
Children: Rosa b.1886, Anthony b.1888, Lucia b.1892, Francesca b.1894, Mary b.1896, Frank b.1899, Martha b.1902, Joseph b.1903
Died: 14.03.1948, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Contadino, junk shop dealer/owner (1900-1920)
Residence: 1900-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: 14.12.1880Anchor Line Italia, Marseilles-New York
Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                                
Born: 01.12.1867 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Rachele ?
Children: John b.1902, Martha b.1904, Rose b.1909, Frank b.1910, Joseph b.1914, Lillian b.1920
Occupation: Porter (1920), shoeshiner (1930)
Residence: 1920-1930, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: 15.06.1905 Nord-Deutcher Lloyd Koing Albert, Napoli
Maria Branda                                                                    
Born: 17.10.1869 to Antonio Brando and Maddalena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Died: 30.07.1877, Monte San Giacomo
Rosa Branda                                                                      
Born: 24.05.1873 to Antonio Brando and Maddalena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Nicola Conte 06.12.1888, Monte San Giacomo *
Immigrated: bef.1897
Vincenzo Branda                                                              
Born: 27.07.1876 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Died: 18.08.1876, Monte San Giacomo
IV-CHILDREN OF GIOVANNI BRANDA AND ANNAMARIA STEFANO
Rosa Branda                                                                      
Born: 02.03.1886 to Giovanni Brando and Annamaria Stefano, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Giuseppe Chirichella 17.02.1901, Hoboken, NJ*
Residence: 1900-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: c.1888
Anthony Branda                                                                
Born: 14.12.1888 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ                                               
Married: Anna ?
Children: Annie b.1908, John b.1910, Frank b.1912, Joseph b.1913, Jessie b.1915, Mary b.1917, Anthony
b.1918
Died: 12.1973, Hoboken, NJ                                                                                                         
Occupation: Pool shop owner (1910), Jitney driver (1917-1930), Hoboken dpt. of Streets
Residence: 1900-1910, 1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                            
                1917, 710 Jefferson St.,Hoboken, NJ                                                                                         
                1920, 614 Jefferson St.,Hoboken, NJ                                                                                         
                1942, 606 Jefferson St.,Hoboken, NJ                                                                                         
Lucia Lucy Branda                                                          
Born: 04.08.1892 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Married: Philip Romanelli 1910*                                                                                                  
Died: 28.11.1958, Bogota, NJ
Occupation: Dress maker (1930)
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1920, 310 Jackson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 206 Madison St., Hoboken, NJ
Francesca Francis Branda                                             
Born: 24.08.1894 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Married: Pietro Petrosino
Died: 1968
Residence: 1900-1942, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Mary Branda                                                                     
Born: 10.07.1896 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Frank Branda                                                                    
Born: 02.1899 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Martha Branda                                                                 
Born: 1902 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Dress factory seamstress (1920)
Residence: 1910-1920, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Branda                                                                   
Born: 1903 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Bus driver (1920-1930)
Residence: 1910-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
 
Note: See Monte San Giacomese Abroad, Branda section, for additional information on this family
               
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Francesco Brando                                            
Born:  bef.1790 (to Domenico Brando?)
Married: Maria Larocca
Children: Antonia b.1806, Rosa b.1808, Domenico b.1811
VI-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDO AND MARIA LAROCCA
Antonia Brando
Born: c.1806 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Antonio Aletta*
Died: 25.06.1876, Monte San Giacomo
Rosa Brando                                                      
Born: c.1808 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Franecsco Chirichella*
Died: 19.02.1873, Monte San Giacomo
Domenico Brando                                             
Born: c.1811 to Francesco Brando and Maria Larocca, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Maria Vernaglia
Children: Giuseppe b.1844, Rosa b.1851, Francesco b.1852
Died: 27.10.1888, Monte San Giacomo      
Occupation: Contadino
V-CHILDREN OF DOMENICO BRANDO AND MARIA VERNAGLIA
Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                
Born: 03.1844 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Maria Rosa Sica 07.04.1877, Monte San Giacomo
Children: Dominick b.1877
Occupation: Contadino, street cleaner (1880), saloon keeper (1900), machine operator (1910)
Residence: 1880, 37 Crosby St., New York, NY
1900-1920, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Emigrated: c.1877
Rosa Branda                                                      
Born: c.1851 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Sabato Romano 12.05.1874, Monte San Giacomo *
Francesco Branda                                            
Born: c.1852 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Paolina Sica 15.12.1874
Children: Domenico b.1876, Angelo b.1878, Angelina b.1882, Mary b.1883, Anthony b.1888, Joseph b.1891, Michelina b.1898
Occupation: Contadino
Residence: 1880, 37 Crosby St., New York, NY
1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
1920-1930, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
Immigrated: c.1880
IV-CHILDREN OF GIUSEPPE BRANDA AND MARIAROSA SICA
Domenick Branda                                             
Born: 03.09.1877 to Giuseppe Branda and Maria Rosa Sica, Italy                                                     
Note: Birth place consistently indicated as Italy in American records, but does not appear in M.S.G. atti.
Married: Anna ?
Children: Rosie b.1905, Angela b.1906, Joseph b.1909, Dominick b.1913, Anne b.1915, Frank b.1917, Carmela b.1919, Mary b.1922, Florence b.1923
Occupation: Bar tender (1900), Foreman, American Lead Pencil Co.  (1910-1930)                         
Residence: 1900-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                              
Immigrated: c.1879
IV-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDA AND PAOLINA SICA
Domenico Robert Branda                               
Born: 15.06.1876 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Monte San Giacomo                                               
Married: Angelina Amato 09.12.1900, New York, NY
Children: Frank b.1904, Joseph b.1912, Charles b.1914, Pauline b.1916, Dominick b.1918
Occupation: Day laborer (1900), café proprietor (1917)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ                                        
1930-1942, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY                                       
Immigrated: 08.11.1880 Castalia
Angelo Charles Branda                                                   
Born: 24.12.1878 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Jennie
Children: Frank b.1908, Joseph b.1910, Dominick b.1912, Anthony b.1914
Occupation: Day laborer (1900), Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917-1930)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave., Union City, NJ
Immigrated: 08.11.1880,  Castalia
Angelina Branda                                               
Born: 08.1882 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, New York
Married: Antonio Amato 07.10.1900, New York, New York
Occupation: Wool sorter (1900)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Mary Branda
Born: 22.11.1883 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Anthony Frank Branda                                   
Born: 11.02.1888 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ                                            
Married: Angelina Miele
Children: Frank b.1916, Mary b.1919, Michelina/Rose b.1920
Died: 04.1980, Rutherford, NJ                                                                                                                      
Occupation: Bus chauffer (1930)                                                                                                                  
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St.,Hoboken, NJ                                                                                         
                1930-1942, 519 Jefferson St.,Hoboken, NJ                                                              
Joseph S. Branda
Born: 12.03.1891 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ
Died: 06.1984, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Special officer, Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917), stevedore (1920-1930)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1930, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1942, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ
Michelina Branda
Born: 10.1898 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
 
Note: See Monte San Giacomese Abroad, Branda section, for additional information on this family
               
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Francesco Brando
Born: bef.1825
Married: Rachele Bortone
Children: Annamaria b.c.1845, Antonia b.c.1848
Occupation: Contadino
V-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDO AND RACHELE BORTONE
Annamaria Brando
Born: c.1845 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Giovanni Romano
Died: 28.10.1885, Monte San Giacomo
Antonia Brando
Born: c.1848 to Francesco Brando and Rachele Bortone, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Antonio Alessandro 21.07.1879, Monte San Giacomo*
                                       
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Nicola Brando                                   
Born: c.1785 (to Domenico Brando?)
Married: Elisabetta Navatta
Children: Domenico b.c.1806, Marta b.c.1811, Veneranda b.1817, Maria b.c.1826
Occupation: Contadino
VI-CHILDREN OF NICOLA BRANDO AND ELISABETTA NAVATTA
Domenico Brando                             
Born: c.1806 to Nicola Brando and Elisebetta Navatta, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Annamaria Capuano
Children: Nicola b.c.1847
Died: 15.12.1896, Monte San Giacomo
Occupation: Contadino
Marta Brando                                    
Born: c.1811 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Andrea Tuzio
Died: 15.01.1902, Monte San Giacomo 
Veneranda Brando                           
Born: c.1817 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Domenico Monaco
Died: 07.07.1873, Monte San Giacomo 
Maria Brando                                    
Born: c.1826 to Nicola Brando and Elisabetta Navatta, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Giovanni Romano
Died: 05.11.1906, Monte San Giacomo
V-CHILDREN OF DOMENICO BRANDO AND ANNAMARIA CAPUANO
Nicola Brando                                   
Born: c.1847 to Domenico Brando and Annamaria Capuano, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Maria Chirichella 03.05.1873, Monte San Giacomo
Children: Annamaria b.1876, Antonia b.1878, Domenicantonio b.1880, Michele b.1882, Antonio b.1886, Rosa b.1889, Pietro b.1892, Francesco b.1898
Occupation: Sarto
IV-CHILDREN OF NICOLA BRANDO AND MARIA CHIRICHELA
Annamaria Brando                          
Born: 20.01.1876 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Antonia Brando                                 
Born: 29.04.1878 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Domenico Calabrese 19.07.1896*
Domenicantonio Brando                 
Born: 20.04.1880 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Angelina Sica 07.06.1902, Monte San Giacomo
Children: Maria b.1904, Michele b.1908
Occupation: Possidente
Immigrated: 05.03.1908  Nord-Deautcher Lloyd Friedrich der Grosse
Michele Brando                                 
Born: 24.12.1882 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Antonio Brando                                
Born: 26.05.1886 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Rosa Brando                                      
Born: 03.02.1889 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Pietro Brando                                    
Born: 04.10.1892 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Francesco Brando                            
Born: 01.01.1898 to Nicola Brando and Maria Chirichella, Monte San Giacomo
Died: 19.01.1898
III-CHILDREN OF DOMENICANTONIO BRANDO AND ANGELINA SICA
Maria Brando                                    
Born: 07.06.1904 to Domenico Brando and Angiola Sica, Monte San Giacomo
Michele Brando                                 
Born: 11.07.1908 to Domenico Brando and Angela Sica, Monte San Giacomo
               
Pasqualina Brando                           
Born: c.1836 to Giacomo Brando and Carminella Caporrino
Married: Andrea Policastro*
Died: 19.05.1876, Monte San Giacomo
 
*had children, see husband’s surname entry