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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 1881, a less common occupation for the Backman family was Ship Carpenter. Farmer, Fisherman and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backman. The most common Backman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Backman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Fisherman

    24%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Ship Carpenter

    6%

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Backman Historical Records

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Backman Life Expectancy

What is the average Backman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

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