Behning Family History

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Behning Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Behn.

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

Similar surnames: Beining, Bening, Boehning, Benning, Dehning, Berning, Behring

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Behning Family Origin

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Behning Family Occupations

What did your Behning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Behning family was Teamster. Laborer, Farmer and Piano Forto. Man'F. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behning. The most common Behning occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Behning's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Piano Forto. Man'F.

  • Teamster


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Behning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Behning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Behning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behning 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Behning. 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 224 military records available for the last name Behning. For the veterans among your Behning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behning Life Expectancy

What is the average Behning lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Behning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Behning in 1962 was 81, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behning 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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