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Behnke Family History

Behnke Name Meaning
North German: from a pet form of the personal name Bernhard.

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

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29,125 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,426 Military Records
4,328 Immigration Records
19,614 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Behnke Families

  • Number of Behnke families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Behnke families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Behnke last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Behnke Family Origin

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Behnke Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Behnke

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Behnke Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Behnke census records

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Behnke Civil War Service Records

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