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Behrends Early Origins



The surname Behrends 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.

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Behrends Spelling Variations


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Behrends Spelling Variations



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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Behrends Early History


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Behrends Early History



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

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Behrends Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Behrends Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Behrends 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Behrends Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Behrends, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Johann Behrends, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Sophie Behrends, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Friederick Behrends, who landed in Texas in 1858
  • Otto Behrends came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Behrends (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Behrends (post 1700)



  • B. R. Behrends, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Heinrich Behrends (1916-2002), German Unteroffizier in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Behrends Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Behrends 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 14 July 2016 at 10:03.

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