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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, who landed in America in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Herman Behnke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert E. Behnke, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 14th District, 1973-82 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martin Behnke, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mark A. Behnke, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 62nd District, 1998, 2012; Mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Julius E. Behnke (1848-1932), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1909-12 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (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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  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

Other References

  1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  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.

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