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Behringer Name Meaning

German:: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Behringen in Lower Saxony and Thuringia or from Böhringen in Württemberg. Compare Boehringer . patronymic from Bering Berning or some other personal name with the ancient Germanic element bero ‘bear’.

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


Similar surnames: Boehringer, Gehringer, Beringer, Mehringer, Basinger, Benninger

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Where is the Behringer family from?

You can see how Behringer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behringer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Behringer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Behringer families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Behringer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Behringer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behringer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behringer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Behringer. 16% of Behringer men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Behringer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behringer were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Behringer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behringer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Behringer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Behringer. For the veterans among your Behringer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behringer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Behringer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Behringer in 1957 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

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