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Behrens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Behrend, variant of Bernhard. According to documentary evidence, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Behrend, Behrends, Berens, Mehrens, Berns, Behrns, Berends, Behrendt

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Behrens Family Origin

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Behrens Family Occupations

What did your Behrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Behrens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Behrens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Behrens family was Grocer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behrens.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Grocer

    3%

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Behrens Historical Records

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Behrens Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Behrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Behrens in 1940 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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