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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Tinner

    4%

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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Behn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behn

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