Backes Family History

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Backes Name Meaning

German: variant of Backhaus. Possibly a variant of English Backus.

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


Similar surnames: Backer, Backus, Backs, Beckes, Backhus, Backe, Bankes, Barkes, Dickes

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Backes Family Origin

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Backes Family Occupations

What did your Backes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Backes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Backes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Backes family was Boiler Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backes.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Tailor

    8%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%

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

Backes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Backes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Backes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Backes. For the veterans among your Backes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backes Life Expectancy

What is the average Backes lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Backes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Backes in 1951 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backes 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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