Behm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Behm family

The surname Behm was first found in Germany, where the name Behem became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Behm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behm research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1436 and 1507 are included under the topic Early Behm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Behm Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Behm include Behem, Behemm, Beheme, Behemme, Behemms, Behemes, Behen, Beham, Behamm, Behame, Behamme, Behamms, Behams, Behaim, Bahem, Baehem, Bahemm, Baehemm, Baheme, Baeheme, Bahemme, Baehemme, Bahemms, Baehemms, Bahemes, Baehemes, Bahen, Baehen, Baham, Baeham, Bahamm, Baehamm, Bahame, Baehame, Bahamme, Baehamme, Bahamms, Baehamms, Bahames and many more.

Early Notables of the Behm family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Behm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Behm migration to the United States +

Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Behm:

Behm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Behm, who landed in America in 1731 [1]
  • Johan Philip Behm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • John Philip Behm, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Philip Behm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • John Behm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Behm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Behm, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Joachim Behm, aged 32, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Maria Dorothea Behm, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Minna Behm, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • Regine Behm, aged 60, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Behm (post 1700) +

  • Michael J. Behm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008 [2]
  • Louis W. Behm (b. 1895), American politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1940-46 [2]
  • Godlove O. Behm (1828-1888), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1851-52 [2]
  • Rich Behm, American professional football scout; paralyzed in an accident
  • Marc Behm (1925-2007), American novelist, actor and screenwriter
  • Forrest Behm (b. 1919), American college football player
  • Art Behm (b. 1932), American politician from North Dakota; state legislator
  • Ernst Behm (1830-1884), German geographer and statistician
  • Cornelia Behm (b. 1951), German politician from Brandenburg
  • Alexander Behm (1880-1952), German physicist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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