Behling Family History

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Behling Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Behling in the Ruhr district (near Hagen), or possibly from Behlingen, Württemberg. variant of Böhling (see Bohling).

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


Similar surnames: Gehling, Rehling, Wehling, Melling, Fehling, Belling, Dahling, Elling

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Behling Family Origin

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Behling Family Occupations

What did your Behling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Behling occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Behling's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behling. A less common occupation for the Behling family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Grocer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Behling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behling 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Behling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behling. For the veterans among your Behling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behling Life Expectancy

What is the average Behling lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Behling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Behling in 1951 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behling 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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