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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 367 words (26 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; 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...

Another 79 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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Behaim Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    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 4 April 2017 at 08:35.

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