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Backstrom Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Backström, an ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + ström ‘stream’ or Bäckström, an ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘brook’, ‘stream’ + ström ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Beckstrom, Hallstrom, Markstrom, Branstrom, Malstrom, Carlstrom

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Backstrom Family Origin

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Backstrom Family Occupations

What did your Backstrom ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Labor On Farm

  • Laborer


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

Backstrom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Backstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backstrom 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Backstrom. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Backstrom. For the veterans among your Backstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backstrom Life Expectancy

What is the average Backstrom lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Backstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Backstrom in 1948 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backstrom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backstrom 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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