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Behn Early Origins



The surname Behn 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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Behn Spelling Variations


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Behn Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Behn 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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Behn Early History


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Behn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behn research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1436 and 1507 are included under the topic Early Behn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Behn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Behn 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



An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Behn arrived in North America very early:

Behn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Behn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Johannes Behn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

Behn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Behn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • N H Behn, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1860

Behn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Behn U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behn (post 1700)



  • Robin Behn (b. 1958), American poet, and professor at University of Alabama
  • Richard R. Behn, American retired one-star rear admiral of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps
  • Jerry Behn (b. 1954), American politician, Member of the Iowa Senate (1997-)
  • Noel Behn (1928-1998), American Writers Guild of America Award nominated writer and actor, known for The Brink's Job (1978), The Kremlin Letter (1970) and Tattingers (1988)
  • Peter Christian Behn (b. 1934), American voice actor, best known for his voice as Young Thumper in Bambi (1942)
  • Harry "Giles" Behn (1898-1973), American screenwriter, known for The Big Parade (1925), Hell's Angels (1930) and La Boheme (1926)
  • Sosthenes Behn, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Puerto Rico, 1912; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1912
  • Robert D. Behn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Julius Behn, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Haddam, 1912
  • John W. Behn, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1918
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Behn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behn 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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