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Behlen Family History

Behlen Name Meaning
German: metronymic from Abele or Hebele, pet forms of the female personal name Elisabeth (see Elizabeth), the suffix -n being the (weak) genitive ending; thus ‘(husband or son) of Bele’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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2,737 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
441 Military Records
347 Immigration Records
1,618 Census and Voter Lists
2,824 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Behlen Families

  • Number of Behlen families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Behlen families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Behlen last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Behlen Family Origin

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Behlen Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Behlen

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Behlen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Behlen Civil War Service Records

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