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Early Origins of the Beheim family

The surname Beheim 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 Beheim family

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Beheim Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Beheim family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Beheim 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 Beheim 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 Beheim (post 1700) +

  • Eric Beheim, American professional musician who compiles, arranges and performs orginal silent-movie film scores for re-release, as well as in live performance on Facebook