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Behrman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Berman. Respelling of German Behrmann, also found in Sweden.

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


Similar surnames: Behrmann, Berman, Ehrman, Lehrman, Beerman, Birman, Perman, Werman

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Where is the Behrman family from?

You can see how Behrman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Behrman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Behrman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Behrman families living in Cheshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Behrman's in United Kingdom. Cheshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Behrman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Behrman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Behrman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Behrman. 22% of Behrman men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Behrman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Behrman were Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Behrman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Behrman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Behrman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Behrman. For the veterans among your Behrman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Behrman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Behrman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Behrman in 1956 was 77, and 68 in 2004.

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