Backer Family History

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Backer Name Meaning

North German (Bäcker) and Dutch: variant of Becker. Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the rear of a settlement, from Middle English bakke ‘back’, ‘spine’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Danish and Norwegian: probably of German origin (see 1), but in Norway this is also a spelling variant of the habitational name Bakker.

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

Similar surnames: Bacher, Banker, Bicker, Baker, Acker, Hacker, Bakker, Backe, Blacker

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Backer Family Origin

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Backer Family Occupations

What did your Backer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Modiste were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Backer. 46% of Backer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Backer women worked as a Modiste. Some less common occupations for Americans named Backer were Merchant and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Modiste
  • Student
  • Clerk

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

Backer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Backer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Backer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Backer. For the veterans among your Backer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backer Life Expectancy

What is the average Backer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Backer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Backer in 1945 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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