Behnke Family History

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Behnke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of the personal name Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Dehnke, Behnken, Benke, Boehnke, Ehmke, Reinke, Denke, Weinke, Lenke

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Behnke Family Origin

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Behnke Family Occupations

What did your Behnke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Behnke occupation in Canada was Tailoress. 100% of Behnke's were Tailoresss.

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  • Tailoress

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Behnke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Behnke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behnke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Behnke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behnke. For the veterans among your Behnke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behnke Life Expectancy

What is the average Behnke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Behnke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Behnke in 1953 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behnke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behnke 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.

Famous Behnke Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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