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Origins of the Behr surname

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About the Behrs

We have a total number of 1774 records for people with the last name Behr.

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Where do most Behrs live?

In 1921, most Behrs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Behrs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 569 records for the Behr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were Behrs most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Behrs.

What are the most common Behr first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Anna
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Behrs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Behrs in 1921


Attends Shop Confect




Cork Sorter




Common Male occupations for Behrs in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers






Farm Hands




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