Behlen Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Bohlen, Belin, Wehle, Belen, Gehlen, Sellen, Ehlen, Belle, Uehlein

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Behlen Family Origin

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Behlen Family Occupations

What did your Behlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Behlen family was Farmer & Kid.... Carriage Manufacturing, Cigar Man and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behlen. The most common Behlen occupation in the USA was Carriage Manufacturing. 10% of Behlen's were Carriage Manufacturings.

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  • Carriage Manufacturing

  • Cigar Man

  • Dress Maker

  • Farmer & Kid...


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Behlen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Behlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Behlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 383 immigration records available for the last name Behlen. 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 Card

There are 466 military records available for the last name Behlen. For the veterans among your Behlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Behlen lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Behlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Behlen in 1958 was 66, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behlen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behlen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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