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The name Backer is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a baker. In the Middle Ages, this name would have referred either to the person in charge of the ovens in the manorial household or to the person who kept the communal oven in the village. All the villagers for the making of bread used communal ovens.

Backer Early Origins



The surname Backer was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Backer Spelling Variations


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Backer Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Backer include Backer, Backar, Backere, Bacar, Baccar, Backor, Bacor and many more.

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Backer Early History


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Backer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backer research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1500, 1547 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Backer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Backer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Backer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Backer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Willem Jeuriaensz Backer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1638
  • Thomas Backer, who landed in Connecticut in 1639
  • Joane Backer, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Jacob Backer, who arrived in Long Island in 1657
  • Hendrick Willemse Backer, who arrived in New York in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Backer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ferdinant Backer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Mich Backer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Michael Backer, aged 23, landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Henrich Backer, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Fredrick Backer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Backer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Backer, who settled in Brazil in 1827
  • Adam Backer, who arrived in Brazil in 1827
  • Daniel Backer, who landed in New York in 1830
  • Cath Elsabein Backer, who arrived in Louisiana in 1833
  • Annne Margaret Backer, who came to America in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Backer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Backer U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Backer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Fr. Backer, aged 41, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Malvina Vidal"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Backer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Backer (post 1700)



  • William Montague "Bill" Backer (1926-2016), American advertising executive, known for his slogans "Things go better with Coke" and "the real thing"; he wrote the song "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)"
  • Terrence Eddy Backer (1954-2015), American politician, Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives (1993-2015)
  • Brian Backer (b. 1956), American actor
  • Brad Backer, Australian rugby football player
  • William Backer, advertising agency executive and composer
  • Lars Backer (1892-1930), Norwegian architect
  • Harriet Backer (1845-1932), Norwegian painter
  • Augustin de Backer (1809-1873), Roman Catholic bibliographer

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Backer Family Crest Products


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Backer Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  11. ...

The Backer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Backer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 30 May 2016 at 16:13.

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