The surname Beh 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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Spelling variations of this family name include: Behr, Bahr (northern Germany), Barr, Bar, Barre, Baer and many more.
Early Notables of the Beh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beh family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Behr, who arrived in New York City in 1882; Jacob Behr came to Philadelphia in 1749; Julie Behr arrived in Texas in 1846; Samuel Behr landed in Philadelphia in 1727.