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Behnen Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Behn

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Behner, Behne, Behnken, Lehnen, Betten, Benner, Behrend, Behney

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Where is the Behnen family from?

You can see how Behnen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behnen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Behnen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Behnen families living in Missouri. This was about 39% of all the recorded Behnen's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Behnen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behnen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behnen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Behnen. 34% of Behnen men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Draftsman
    17%
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What Behnen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 774 census records available for the last name Behnen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behnen 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 147 immigration records available for the last name Behnen. 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 180 military records available for the last name Behnen. For the veterans among your Behnen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behnen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Behnen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Behnen in 1954 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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