Behaim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Behaim family

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.

Early History of the Behaim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behaim research. Another 286 words (20 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.

Behaim Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Behaim family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Behaim included Heinrich Beheim (died 1403), German stone mason and architect in Nuremberg; his 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 King of Portugal; the knight Martin Behaim of the Schwarzbach line (d.1506), whom...
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Migration of the Behaim family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Behaim (post 1700) +

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