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The surname Behrend was first found in Saxony, where the name Behrent was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Behrend, Behrent, Behrente, Behrentes, Behren, Behrens, Behrend, Behrends, Behrens, Berent, Berend, Berends and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behrend research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1630, 1714 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Behrend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Behrend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Behrend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Behrend, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Joh Behrend, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Friedr Behrend, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Frances Behrend, who arrived in Texas in 1856
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  • Marc Behrend (b. 1961), American NHL goaltender
  • Hermann-Heinrich Behrend (1898-1987), German officer, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Gustav Behrend (1847-1925), German dermatologist
  • Tomas Behrend (b. 1974), Brazilian-born German tennis player
  • Jacob Friedrich Behrend (1833-1907), German jurist
  • Siegfried Behrend (b. 1933), German guitarist, and composer
  • Hilde Behrend (b. 1917), German-born, English economist
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    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Behrend Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behrend 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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