Bachmann Family History

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Bachmann Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach ‘stream’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Bachman.

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

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

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Bachmann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bachmann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bachmann. 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


  • France


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Bachmann Family Origin

Where is the Bachmann family from?

Bachmann Family Occupations

What did your Bachmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bachmann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bachmann's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bachmann. A less common occupation for the Bachmann family was Saloon Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Bachmann Historical Records

What Bachmann family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bachmann Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bachmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bachmann 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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