Behrends History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Behrends family

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.

Early History of the Behrends family

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

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.

Early Notables of the Behrends family (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.


United States Behrends migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Johann Behrends, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Sophie Behrends, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Friederick Behrends, who landed in Texas in 1858 [1]
  • Otto Behrends, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Behrends (post 1700) +

  • B. R. Behrends, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 [2]
  • Heinrich Behrends (1916-2002), German Unteroffizier in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bismarck
  • Heinz Behrends (1921-1941), German Schreibersgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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