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Behnken Family History

Behnken Name Meaning
North German: patronymic from the personal name Behn.

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

12,104 Historical Documents with Behnken on Ancestry.com
3,919 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
529 Military Records
969 Immigration Records
1,742 Census and Voter Lists
4,945 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Behnken Families

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

Behnken census records

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Behnken Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Behnken families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Behnken Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Behnken families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Behnken

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Behnken Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Behnken census records

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Behnken Civil War Service Records

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