Behney Family History

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Behney Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Behner, Boehne, or possibly Boehning.

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


Similar surnames: Berkey, Benner, Beckey, Bohnet, Bohley, Bergey, Erney, Berney, Bohner

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Behney Family Origin

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Behney Family Occupations

What did your Behney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behney. The most common Behney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Behney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Behney family was Jockey.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Brick Maker

    6%
  • Jockey

    6%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Behney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Behney

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Behney. 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 Behney. For the veterans among your Behney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behney Life Expectancy

What is the average Behney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Behney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Behney in 1944 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behney 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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