Backs Family History

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Backs Name Meaning

German: variant of Backhus. Latvian (Baks): derivative of the German surname. English: patronymic from Back 2.

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


Similar surnames: Back, Bucks, Bacus, Jacks, Becks, Backes, Backe, Banks, Sacks, Macks

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Backs Family Origin

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Backs Family Occupations

What did your Backs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Furniture Dealer and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Backs. A less common occupation for the Backs family was Keeping House. The most common Backs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Backs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Furniture Dealer

    12%
  • Brick Maker

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Backs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Backs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Backs 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 Backs. 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 Backs. For the veterans among your Backs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Backs Life Expectancy

What is the average Backs lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Backs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Backs in 1962 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Backs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Backs 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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