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Behmer Family History

Behmer Name Meaning

German: variant of Boehmer.

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


Similar surnames: Bohmer, Behymer, Beamer, Behner, Beymer, Beemer, Rehmer, Dehmer

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Where is the Behmer family from?

You can see how Behmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Behmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Behmer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Behmer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Behmer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behmer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Behmer. 25% of Behmer men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Behmer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behmer were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Behmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behmer 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Behmer. 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 850 military records available for the last name Behmer. For the veterans among your Behmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behmer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Behmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Behmer in 1955 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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