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Behr Family History

Behr Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of the personal name Bähr (see Baer).

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

Similar surnames: Beer, Bear, Behn, Behl, Behre, Gehr, Behm, Bohr, Baehr, Kehr

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Where is the Behr family from?

You can see how Behr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Behr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Behr family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Behr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Behr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Behr. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Behr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Behr. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Behr. For the veterans among your Behr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Behr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Behr in 1941 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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