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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Backes come from its first bearer, who was 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.

Backes Early Origins



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

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Backes Spelling Variations


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Backes Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Backes has been spelled many different ways, including Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.

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Backes Early History


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Backes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backes research. Another 393 words (28 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 Backes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Backes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Backes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Backes 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Backess to arrive in North America:

Backes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Backes, who landed in Brazil in 1827
  • Peter Backes, who arrived in North America in 1852
  • August Backes, who landed in Brazil in 1857
  • Valentin Backes, who arrived in Brazil in 1859
  • Conrad Backes, who landed in North America in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Backes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Backes (post 1700)



  • David Backes (b. 1957), American author and professor
  • Joan Backes, American artist
  • Ron Backes (b. 1963), retired American shot putter
  • Scott Backes (b. 1957), American mountaineer
  • David Anthony Backes (b. 1984), American professional NHL ice hockey center and right winger and captain of the St. Louis Blues, two-time Olympian
  • Fernand Backes (b. 1932), Luxembourg boxer at the 1952 Summer Olympics, Chevalier in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Backes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Backes 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 6 December 2016 at 14:04.

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