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Behrens Family History

Behrens Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: patronymic from Behrend, variant of Bernhard. According to documentary evidence, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century.

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

260,476 Historical Documents with Behrens on Ancestry.com
78,687 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,867 Military Records
18,373 Immigration Records
50,765 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Behrens Families

  • Number of Behrens families
     123 - 243
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Behrens families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Behrens families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Behrens Family Origin

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Behrens Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Behrens

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Behrens Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Behrens census records

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Behrens Civil War Service Records

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