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Backen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Backen. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Backen emerged throughout the German territories.


Early Origins of the Backen family


The surname Backen was first found in Germany, where the name Beckin was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into several houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Backen family


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Backen Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Backen include Beckin, Bechin, Becken, Bechen, Beckhen, Beekhen, Bekhen, Becchen, Backen, Bachin, Baechin, Baecken, Bachen, Baechen, Backhen, Baeckhen, Bakhen, Baekhen, Bacchen and many more.

Early Notables of the Backen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Backen family to the New World and Oceana


An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Backen:

Backen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Backen who arrived in Virginia in 1649
  • Eliza Backen, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Backen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Backen, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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  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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