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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

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Backman Family Origin

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Backman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Fisherman

    24%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Ship Carpenter

    6%

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Backman family was Ship Carpenter.

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Backman Life Expectancy

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