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Bachmann Family History

Bachmann Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream from Middle High German bach ‘stream’ + man ‘man’. Compare Bachman Backman and Baughman . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bachman .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lachmann, Buchmann, Bachman, Backman, Ahmann, Beckman, Waldmann

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Where is the Bachmann family from?

You can see how Bachmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bachmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bachmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 135 Bachmann families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Bachmann's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bachmann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bachmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bachmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bachmann. 15% of Bachmann men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bachmann women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bachmann were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bachmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bachmann 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bachmann. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bachmann. For the veterans among your Bachmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bachmann lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bachmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bachmann in 1953 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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