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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 Family Origin

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Backer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

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Backer Historical Records

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Backer Life Expectancy

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