Backman Family History

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Backman Name Meaning

English (mainly northern): topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the rear of a settlement, from Middle English bakke ‘back’, ‘spine’ + man ‘man’. Compare Backer. Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + man ‘man’. Swedish (Bäck(man)): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’. German: variant of Bachmann. German: occupational name for a baker or employee of a master baker, from backen ‘to bake’ + man(n) ‘man’. Compare Beckmann.

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


Similar surnames: Beckman, Hackman, Jackman, Barkman, Packman, Buckman, Bachman

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Backman Family Origin

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Backman Family Occupations

What did your Backman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Backman. 5% of Backman men worked as a Hairdresser and 43% of Backman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Backman were Bread Baker and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Hairdresser
    5%
  • Telephone Engineer Wireman
    5%
  • Acetylene Cutter Heavy W
    3%
  • Bread Baker
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Hairdresser
    5%
  • Household Duties
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Backman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Backman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backman 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Backman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Backman. For the veterans among your Backman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backman Life Expectancy

What is the average Backman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Backman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Backman in 1953 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backman

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