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Behel Name Meaning

Altered form of German Behl or Böhl (see Boehle).

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

Similar surnames: Behl, Beel, Gehl, Nebel, Behe, Wefel, Bedel, Besel, Bethel, Benzel

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Where is the Behel family from?

You can see how Behel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Behel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Behel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Behel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Behel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Houskeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Behel. 36% of Behel men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Executive

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Houskeeper
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What Behel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 923 census records available for the last name Behel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 96 immigration records available for the last name Behel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 235 military records available for the last name Behel. For the veterans among your Behel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Behel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Behel in 1958 was 49, and 50 in 2004.

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