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Behring Family History

Behring Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Behr .

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


Similar surnames: Buehring, Fehring, Gehring, Bering, Wehring, Kohring, Nehring

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Where is the Behring family from?

You can see how Behring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behring family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Behring families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Behring family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Behring's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Behring families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Behring. 31% of Behring men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Behring women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behring were Janitor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Janitor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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What Behring family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behring 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 669 immigration records available for the last name Behring. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behring. For the veterans among your Behring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behring lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Behring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Behring in 1957 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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