Behrend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Behrend family

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.

Early History of the Behrend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Behrend research. Another 71 words (5 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.

Behrend Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Behrend family (pre 1700)

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.


United States Behrend migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Joh Behrend, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Friedr Behrend, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Frances Behrend, who arrived in Texas in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Behrend (post 1700) +

  • 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


  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)


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