Early Origins of the Behner family
East Prussia and Silesia, 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 numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Behner family
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Behner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Baner, Banner, Bayner, Bainer and others.
Early Notables of the Behner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Behner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Baner, who was recorded in Maryland in 1774; Georg Baner, who came to Philadelphia in 1803; Christian Benner, his wife Anna Margaretha and their children, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Behner (post 1700)
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