Behrns Family History

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Behrns Name Meaning

Reduced form of German Behrens.

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

Similar surnames: Behrens, Berns, Bernd, Beins, Bernt, Behn, Berens, Berni, Kehres

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Behrns Family Origin

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Behrns Family Occupations

What did your Behrns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Behrns. 17% of Behrns men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Behrns women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behrns were Farm Laborer and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Behrns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Behrns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behrns 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Behrns. 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 409 military records available for the last name Behrns. For the veterans among your Behrns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behrns Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Behrns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Behrns in 1943 was 67, and 60 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behrns 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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