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Behre Name Meaning

German and French (Alsace-Lorraine): variant of Baer.

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


Similar surnames: Behr, Bahre, Beere, Behne, Berge, Behnen, Beare, Behme, Behrle, Behm

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Where is the Behre family from?

You can see how Behre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behre family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Behre families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Behre families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Behre's in the UK. London had the highest population of Behre families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Behre. 24% of Behre men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Florist
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Bartender
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Behre family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Behre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behre 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Behre. 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 478 military records available for the last name Behre. For the veterans among your Behre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behre lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Behre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Behre in 1956 was 48, and 81 in 2003.

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