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Backhaus Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German backhus ‘bakehouse’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived at a communal bake oven.

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


Similar surnames: Backus, Backman, Dieckhaus, Kamphaus, Bickhart, Barkus, Althaus

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Backhaus Family Origin

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Backhaus Family Occupations

What did your Backhaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backhaus. A less common occupation for the Backhaus family was Tailor. The most common Backhaus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Backhaus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

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

Backhaus Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Backhaus Life Expectancy

What is the average Backhaus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Backhaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Backhaus in 1944 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backhaus

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backhaus 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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