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Where did the German Behrend family come from? What is the German Behrend family crest and coat of arms? When did the Behrend family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Behrend family history?

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

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.


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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.

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Another 73 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Behrend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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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.

This page was last modified on 25 September 2013 at 09:54.

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