Bachofen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bachofen family

The surname Bachofen was first found in Austria, where the name Bachof came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Bachofen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachofen research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1691 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Bachofen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bachofen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bachof, Bachoff, Bachoven, Bacchof, Bacchoff, Bachofen, Backoff, Backhof, Backhofen, Backhoffen and many more.

Early Notables of the Bachofen family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bachofen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bachofen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bachofen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Bachofen, age 22 who settled in Carolina in 1734
  • Hans Jacob Bachofen, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • Johannes Bachofen, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • Cleophela Wolgemuth Bachofen, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
Bachofen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Bachofen, aged 25, who arrived in Schuyler County, III in 1886 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bachofen (post 1700) +

  • Johann Jakob Bachofen (1815-1887), Swiss jurist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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