Early Origins of the Behrente family
The surname Behrente was first found in Saxony
, where the family became noted for its numerous branches within the region. Many houses acquired a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. Some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of their regions. The most ancient branches can be traced back to Pomerania and the regions on the North and Baltic Seas, from where they moved south into the Mark region and Saxony
. "Berndes" was the original form of the name, and ancient chronicles of the city Greifswald first mention one "Henrik Berndes" in the year 1387.
Early History of the Behrente family
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Behrente Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Behrent, Behrente, Behrentes, Behren, Behrens, Berent, Berend, Berends, Berents, Behrend and many more.
Early Notables of the Behrente family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Behrente family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Carl Behrens, who arrived in America in 1776 at the age of 35. F. C. Behrent came to America in 1783; while Emilie Behren arrived in Texas in 1860. Otto Behrends came to Philadelphia in 1867..