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Behler Family History

Behler Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Behla near Donau-Eschingen or on the Netze river in eastern Germany. variant of Böhling (see Bohling ).

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


Similar surnames: Wehler, Beeler, Beller, Baehler, Boehler, Bahler, Fehler, Betler

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Where is the Behler family from?

You can see how Behler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behler family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Behler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Behler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Behler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Behler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Behler. 23% of Behler men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Behler women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behler were Machinist and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Behler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behler 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Behler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behler. For the veterans among your Behler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Behler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Behler in 1962 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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