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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. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    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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