Backe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Backe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Backe was a name used for a person with a hunched back, or some other peculiarity of the back or spine. The word back is originally derived from the Old English word bakke, which in turn is derived from the Old English word boec.

Early Origins of the Backe family

The surname Backe was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Important Dates for the Backe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backe research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1055, 1182, 1277, 1297, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1563, 1594, 1689, 1754, 1796, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Backe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Backe 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 Backe include Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.

Early Notables of the Backe family (pre 1700)

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

Backe migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Backe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Backe, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Soton on 18th November 1862 aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 26th February 1863 [1]
  • Miss Emma Backe, Cornish settler departing from Soton on 18th November 1862 aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 26th February 1863 [1]
  • Mr. George Backe, Cornish settler departing from Soton on 18th November 1862 aboard the ship "Ivanhoe" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 26th February 1863 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Backe (post 1700)

  • John Backe (1932-2015), American television executive, President and CEO of CBS (1977-1980)

Citations

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
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