Behm Family History

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Behm Name Meaning

German: variant of Boehm. Until the late 17th century this was the usual form of the name, the -o- spelling becoming the more frequent after that time.

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

Similar surnames: Behl, Beam, Behn, Boehm, Kehm, Dehm, Bihm, Rehm, Bohm, Beem

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Behm Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Behm name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Behm. 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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Behm Family Origin

Where is the Behm family from?

Behm Family Occupations

What did your Behm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Behm occupation in Canada was Tailor. 100% of Behm's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor


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

Behm Historical Records

What Behm family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Behm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behm 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Behm. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Behm. For the veterans among your Behm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behm Life Expectancy

What is the average Behm lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Behm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Behm in 1943 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behm 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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