Backer Family History

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Backer Name Meaning

North German (Bäcker) and Dutch: variant of Becker. Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the rear of a settlement, from Middle English bakke ‘back’, ‘spine’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Danish and Norwegian: probably of German origin (see 1), but in Norway this is also a spelling variant of the habitational name Bakker.

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


Similar surnames: Bacher, Banker, Bicker, Baker, Acker, Hacker, Bakker, Backe, Blacker

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Backer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Backer name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    36%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • European Jewish

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Backer Family Origin

Where is the Backer family from?

Backer Family Occupations

What did your Backer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Backer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Backer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Backer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backer.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Backer Historical Records

What Backer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Backer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Backer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Backer. For the veterans among your Backer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backer Life Expectancy

What is the average Backer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Backer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Backer in 1945 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backer 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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