Backman Family History
Backman Name Meaning
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + man ‘man’. Swedish (Bäckman): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’. Compare Beckman . Americanized form of German Backmann: occupational name for a baker or employee of a master baker from backen ‘to bake’ + man(n) ‘man’. Americanized form of German and Swiss German Bachmann . English (Essex and Middlesex): from Middle English bak-man ‘maker or seller of pastries tarts or pies’ (Old English gebæc ‘baked goods bakemeats’ + mann ‘man’). Compare Baker .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press