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Find more Backer relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 2,576 more people named Backer in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,428 people named Backer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 106% more people named Backer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,004 people named Backer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 48%, or 607 people, lived in homes they rented
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 6% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Backer families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 442 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Pennsylvania
  • The most common mother tongue was German