Behar Family History

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Behar Name Meaning

Spanish (Béhar) and Jewish (Sephardic): variant spelling of Bejar.

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


Similar surnames: Bejar, Bear, Bar, Bahar, Bechard, Behr, Segar, Beyer, Tear, Mahar

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Behar Family Origin

Where is the Behar family from?

Behar Family Occupations

What did your Behar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Behar. 14% of Behar men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Behar women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behar were Presser and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Operator
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Presser
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    25%
  • Finisher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%

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

Behar Historical Records

What Behar family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Draft Card

There are 838 military records available for the last name Behar. For the veterans among your Behar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behar Life Expectancy

What is the average Behar lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Behar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Behar in 1949 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behar 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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