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Behr Early Origins



The surname Behr was first found in Lower Saxony, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The name derives itself from the German word for bear ("der Baer").

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Behr Spelling Variations


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Behr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Behr, Bahr (northern Germany), Barr, Bar, Barre, Baer and many more.

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Behr Early History


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Behr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behr research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1792, 1798, 1872, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Behr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Behr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Behr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Behr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Behr landed in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Jacob Behr came to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johann Jac Behr, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Jacob Behr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • P Henry Behr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Behr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Behr, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Daniel Behr, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Julie Behr arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Julie Behr, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Frederich Behr, aged 26, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Behr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Georg Behr, who landed in Canada in 1777

Behr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pauline Behr, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behr (post 1700)



  • Lawrence Behr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • Jason Behr (b. 1973), American actor
  • William Joseph Behr (1775-1851), German writer
  • Franz Behr (1837-1898), German composer
  • Bernd Behr (b. 1976), German artist
  • Mark Behr (1963-2015), Tanzanian-born South African author
  • Noam Behr (b. 1975), Israeli tennis player
  • Dani Behr (b. 1971), British television presenter and singer

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Behr Historic Events


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Behr Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Karl Howell Behr, aged 26, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 5

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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