Behrens Family History

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Behrens Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Behrend, variant of Bernhard. According to documentary evidence, the earlier form Be(h)rendes was generally replaced by Behrens during the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Behrend, Behrends, Berens, Mehrens, Berns, Behrns, Berends, Behrendt

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Behrens Family Origin

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Behrens Family Occupations

What did your Behrens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agent For Garden Furnitu and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Behrens. 3% of Behrens men worked as an Agent For Garden Furnitu and 39% of Behrens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behrens were Asst Departmental Store Manag and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agent For Garden Furnitu
  • Army Officer No 632
  • Asphalter Potman Heavy Worker
  • Asst Departmental Store Manag

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant

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

Behrens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Behrens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behrens 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Behrens. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Behrens. For the veterans among your Behrens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behrens Life Expectancy

What is the average Behrens lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Behrens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Behrens in 1940 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behrens

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