Backen Family History

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Backen Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bakken. Frisian: patronymic from Backe 1.

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


Similar surnames: Backe, Backer, Back, Becken, Docken, Baecker, Bracker, Berken, Mackes

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Backen Family Origin

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Backen Family Occupations

What did your Backen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Backen family was Salon Keeper. The most common Backen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Backen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps House and Mfg. Of Boots And Shoes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backen.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeps House

    17%
  • Mfg. Of Boots And Shoes

    17%
  • Salon Keeper

    17%

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

Backen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Backen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Backen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Backen. For the veterans among your Backen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backen Life Expectancy

What is the average Backen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Backen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Backen in 1959 was 45, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backen 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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