Bachman Family History

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Bachman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’ + Mann ‘man’. Respelling of German Bachmann.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Backman, Bachmann, Lachman, Beckman, Lachmann, Bauchman, Buchmann

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Bachman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bachman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bachman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bachman Family Origin

Where is the Bachman family from?

Bachman Family Occupations

What did your Bachman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bachman. A less common occupation for the Bachman family was Carpenter. The most common Bachman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Bachman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bachman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bachman Historical Records

What Bachman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Bachman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bachman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bachman. 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 Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bachman. For the veterans among your Bachman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bachman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bachman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bachman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bachman in 1948 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bachman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bachman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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