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Early Origins of the Biehn family

The surname Biehn was first found in Silesia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The name may originate from (or have lent itelf to) the town Bielau in Silesia and Bielen in Thuringia.

Early History of the Biehn family

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Biehn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biehler, Bieler, Beihler, Bielert (eastern regions), Beiler, Beiller, Bihler, Bielau, Bielen, Beeler and many more.

Early Notables of the Biehn family (pre 1700)

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United States Biehn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biehn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lorenz Biehn, who landed in New York, NY in 1844 [1]
  • Maria Elizabeth Biehn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Biehn (post 1700) +

  • Michael Connell Biehn (b. 1956), American actor best known for his roles in James Cameron's science fiction action films The Terminator as Kyle Reese
  • John P. Biehn, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 [2]

  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 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook