Behrend Family History

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Behrend Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a variant of the personal name Bernd, a short form of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Behrens, Behrendt, Behrends, Bernd, Mehrens, Ehren, Buren, Deren

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Behrend Family Origin

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Behrend Family Occupations

What did your Behrend ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Corn Merchant, Egyptian Merchant and Furniture Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behrend. The most common Behrend occupation in the UK was Corn Merchant. 17% of Behrend's were Corn Merchants. A less common occupation for the Behrend family was Mariner (Cook).

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  • Corn Merchant

  • Egyptian Merchant

  • Furniture Broker

  • Mariner (Cook)


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

Behrend Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Behrend. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behrend 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Behrend. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Behrend. For the veterans among your Behrend ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behrend Life Expectancy

What is the average Behrend lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Behrend life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Behrend in 1952 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behrend

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behrend 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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