The surname Behr was first found in Lower Saxony, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The name derives itself from the German word for bear ("der Baer").
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Otho Behr Jr., early American paint manufacturer, founder of Behr Process Corporation (stylized BEHR) in 1947
Ottomar von Behr (1810-1856), German-born, American settler to Texas where he became a noted meteorologist and naturalist
Ira Steven Behr (b. 1953), American Primetime Emmy nominated television producer and screenwriter, best known for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
Hans Hermann Behr (1818-1904), German-born, American doctor, entomologist and botanist
William Leon "Bill" Behr (1919-1997), American professional NBA basketball player who palyed for the Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (1940-1941)
Jason Behr (b. 1973), American actor, known for his work in Roswell (1999-2002), The Grudge (2004) and Skinwalkers (2006)
Lawrence Behr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 
Winrich Behr (1918-2011), German officer during World War II; he was sent by Paulus in 1943 to try to convince Hitler of the hopelessness of winning the war on the Eastern Front, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Franz Behr (1837-1898), German composer of songs and salon pieces for piano
Bernd Behr (b. 1976), German artist based in London
^ 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)