Backe Family History

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Backe Name Meaning

Scandinavian (especially Norwegian): variant spelling of Bakke. Frisian: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. See Bald. German: nickname from Middle High German backe ‘cheek’, ‘buttock’.

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

Similar surnames: Bache, Back, Bake, Hacke, Backer, Nacke, Gacke, Bakke, Balke, Beck

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Backe Family Origin

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Backe Family Occupations

What did your Backe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Backe occupation in the UK was (Die Seal) Monogram Chaser. 17% of Backe's were (Die Seal) Monogram Chasers. (Die Seal) Monogram Chaser, Late Chocolate Makers Traveller and No Occupation Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backe. A less common occupation for the Backe family was Platelayers Labourer.

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  • (Die Seal) Monogram Chaser

  • Late Chocolate Makers Traveller

  • No Occupation Annuitant

  • Platelayers Labourer


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

Backe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Backe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Backe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Backe. For the veterans among your Backe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backe Life Expectancy

What is the average Backe lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Backe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Backe in 1957 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backe 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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