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Behaim Early Origins



The surname Behaim was first found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Behaim Spelling Variations


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Behaim Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beheim, Behaime, Beheime, Beheims, Behaimm, Beham and others.

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Behaim Early History


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Behaim Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behaim research. Another 571 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1244, 1120, 1403, 1459, 1507, 1506, 1485, 1500, 1550, 1502 and 1525 are included under the topic Early Behaim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Behaim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behaim Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Behaim included Heinrich Beheim (died 1403), German stone mason and architect in Nuremberg, main works are the Schöner Brunnen and the porch of the Frauenkirche; Martin (von) Behaim (1459-1507), German mariner, artist, cosmographer, astronomer, philosopher, geographer and explorer in service to the...

Another 78 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Behaim 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 or some of its variants were: Daniel Beham, who arrived in New Castle County, Delaware, in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behaim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behaim (post 1700)



  • Martin Behaim (1440-1507), German navigator and geographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Behaim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behaim Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 March 2014 at 10:05.

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