Behr Family History

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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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Behr Family Origin

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Behr Family Occupations

What did your Behr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Behr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Behr's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Behr. A less common occupation for the Behr family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Behr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Behr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Behr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Behr 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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