Backhus Family History

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Backhus Name Meaning

North German form of Backhaus. English: variant of Backus.

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

Similar surnames: Bacchus, Bachus, Backus, Backes, Baccus, Backs, Barkus, Bacus

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Backhus Family Origin

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Backhus Family Occupations

What did your Backhus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Mason and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backhus. A less common occupation for the Backhus family was Taylor. The most common Backhus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Backhus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Grocer

  • Taylor


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

Backhus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Backhus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backhus 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 194 immigration records available for the last name Backhus. 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 391 military records available for the last name Backhus. For the veterans among your Backhus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backhus Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Backhus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Backhus in 1961 was 68, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backhus 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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