The name Backers 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.
Early Origins of the Backers family
The surname Backers was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Backers family
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Backers 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 Backers include Backer, Backar, Backere, Bacar, Baccar, Backor, Bacor and many more.
Early Notables of the Backers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Backers family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Backers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Philip Backers, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 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)