Behnen Family History

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Behnen Name Meaning

Probably a variant of German Behn 1.

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


Similar surnames: Behner, Behne, Behnken, Lehnen, Betten, Benner, Behrend, Behney

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Behnen Family Origin

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Behnen Family Occupations

What did your Behnen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Behnen family was Painter. Farmer, K. Grocerie and Mechanic were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behnen. The most common Behnen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Behnen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • K. Grocerie

    14%
  • Mechanic

    14%
  • Painter

    14%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Behnen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behnen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behnen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Behnen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Behnen. For the veterans among your Behnen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behnen Life Expectancy

What is the average Behnen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Behnen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Behnen in 1954 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behnen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behnen 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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