Behnken Family History

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Behnken Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the personal name Behn.

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

Similar surnames: Behnke, Bernsen, Behnen, Dehnke, Brunken, Beenken, Onken, Boehnke

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Behnken Family Origin

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Behnken Family Occupations

What did your Behnken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Behnken. 10% of Behnken men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Behnken women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behnken were Clerk and Assistant Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Operator
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Assistant Manager

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

Behnken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Behnken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behnken 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Behnken. 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 548 military records available for the last name Behnken. For the veterans among your Behnken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Behnken Life Expectancy

What is the average Behnken lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Behnken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Behnken in 1953 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behnken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behnken 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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