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Behm Early Origins



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.

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Behm Spelling Variations


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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.

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Behm Early History


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Behm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behm research. Another 146 words (10 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.

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Behm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Behm 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



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
  • Johan Philip Behm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • John Philip Behm, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Philip Behm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • John Behm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (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
  • Joachim Behm, aged 32, arrived in America in 1846
  • Maria Dorothea Behm, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Minna Behm, who landed in America in 1846
  • Regine Behm, aged 60, arrived in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behm (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Michael J. Behm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • Louis W. Behm (b. 1895), American politician, Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1940-46
  • Godlove O. Behm (1828-1888), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1851-52
  • 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.)

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Behm Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Behm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behm 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 29 January 2016 at 09:20.

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