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Behnke Early Origins



The surname Behnke 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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Behnke Spelling Variations


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Behnke 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 Behnke 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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Behnke Early History


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Behnke Early History



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

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Behnke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behnke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Behnke 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 Behnke arrived in North America very early:

Behnke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Christlieb Behnke, aged 40, landed in America in 1843
  • Herman Behnke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • Franz Behnke, aged 4, who settled in America, in 1894

Behnke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emllie Behnke, aged 23, who landed in America from Weichsethal, Germany, in 1906
  • Alwine Behnke, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Lehe, Germany, in 1907
  • Bertha Behnke, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Berlin, Germany, in 1910
  • Ella Behnke, aged 20, who landed in America from Germany, in 1911
  • Elsa Behnke, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Rostock, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behnke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behnke (post 1700)



  • Dr. Robert J. Behnke (1929-2013), American fisheries biologist and conservationist, popularly known as "Dr. Trout" and "The Trout Doctor"
  • Robert E. Behnke (1932-1999), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1973-1982)
  • Seaman First Class Heinrich Behnke (1882-1952), American sailor awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery
  • Elmer Behnke (b. 1929), retired American NBA basketball player who played from 1951 to 1952 for the Milwaukee Hawks
  • Captain Albert Richard Behnke (1903-1992), American physician principally responsible for developing the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute and identified the symptoms of Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE) and suggested the use of oxygen in recompression therapy
  • Ronnie Behnke, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000
  • Robert E. Behnke, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 14th District, 1973-82
  • Martin Behnke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • Mark A. Behnke, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 62nd District, 1998, 2012; Mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan, 2008
  • Julius E. Behnke (1848-1932), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1909-12
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Behnke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behnke 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 18 May 2016 at 10:06.

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