Behn Family History

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Behn Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Bernhard. in some cases, perhaps a variant of Bein, from Middle Low German ben ‘bone’, ‘leg’.

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

Similar surnames: Bein, Benn, Dehn, Been, Bohn, Rehn, Bahn, Bean, Bern, Behr

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Behn Family Origin

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Behn Family Occupations

What did your Behn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Behn family was Tinner. The most common Behn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Behn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behn.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Tinner


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Behn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Behn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behn 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Behn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Behn. For the veterans among your Behn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behn Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Behn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Behn in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behn 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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