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Backhouse Name Meaning

for someone who worked at a bakery from Middle English bak(e)hous ‘bake-house bakery’.

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016

Similar surnames: Brickhouse, Barnhouse, Parkhouse, Backhaus, Stackhouse, Brockhouse

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Where is the Backhouse family from?

You can see how Backhouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Backhouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Backhouse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Backhouse families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Backhouse's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Backhouse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Backhouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Backhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Money Sent From England were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Backhouse. 50% of Backhouse men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Backhouse women worked as a Money Sent From England. Some less common occupations for Americans named Backhouse were Foreman and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Butler
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Money Sent From England
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Backhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backhouse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Backhouse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Backhouse. For the veterans among your Backhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Backhouse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Backhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Backhouse in 1962 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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