Backous History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Backous is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.
Early Origins of the Backous family
The surname Backous was first found in Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Backous family
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Backous Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Backous include Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.
Early Notables of the Backous family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Backous family to Ireland
Some of the Backous family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Backous family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Backous were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822; Henry Bachus arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Joane Bakehouse settled in Virginia in 1654..
Contemporary Notables of the name Backous (post 1700)
- Douglas D. Backous, American neurologist at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington