Behrendt Family History

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Behrendt Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Behrend.

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

Similar surnames: Behrends, Behrend, Berendt, Behrens, Berends, Ahrendt, Berend, Berndt

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Behrendt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Behrendt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Behrendt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Behrendt Family Origin

Where is the Behrendt family from?

Behrendt Family Occupations

What did your Behrendt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Behrendt family was Tailor. The most common Behrendt occupation in the UK was Gen Medical Practioner L R C P & S Ed. 33% of Behrendt's were Gen Medical Practioner L R C P & S Eds. Gen Medical Practioner L R C P & S Ed and Labourer Gas Works were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Behrendt.

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  • Gen Medical Practioner L R C P & S Ed

  • Labourer Gas Works

  • Tailor


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

Behrendt Historical Records

What Behrendt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Behrendt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behrendt 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 Behrendt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Behrendt. For the veterans among your Behrendt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behrendt Life Expectancy

What is the average Behrendt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Behrendt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Behrendt in 1955 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behrendt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behrendt 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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