Behney Family History

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Behney Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Behner, Boehne, or possibly Boehning.

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


Similar surnames: Berkey, Benner, Beckey, Bohnet, Bohley, Bergey, Erney, Berney, Bohner

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Behney Family Origin

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Behney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Brick Maker

    6%
  • Jockey

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Behney family was Jockey. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behney. The most common Behney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Behney's were Farmers.

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Behney Historical Records

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Behney Life Expectancy

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