Behner Family History

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Behner Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Behn 1.

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

Similar surnames: Behnen, Behne, Benner, Beiner, Behmer, Bedner, Bohner, Mehner, Bahner

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Behner Family Origin

Where is the Behner family from?

Behner Family Occupations

What did your Behner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behner. The most common Behner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Behner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Behner family was Farms.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Farms


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

Behner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behner 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Behner. 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 518 military records available for the last name Behner. For the veterans among your Behner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behner Life Expectancy

What is the average Behner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Behner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Behner in 1951 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behner 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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