Back Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the rear of a settlement. English: from the Old English personal name Bacca, which was still in use in the 12th century. It is of uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as 1. English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), from some fancied resemblance to the animal. Altered spelling of Bach 1, 2, or 6. North German: from Middle Low German back ‘kneading trough’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used such vessels. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bakk(e) (see Bakke).

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Buck, Bick, Bach, Bank, Bark, Black, Sack, Pack, Hack

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Back Family Origin

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Back Family Occupations

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In 1881, Carpenter, Farmer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Back. The most common Back occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 18% of Back's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Back family was Confectonary.

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  • Carpenter

    18%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Clerk

    9%
  • Confectonary

    9%

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Back Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Back life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Back in 1943 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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