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Backhearey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Backhearey can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.

Early Origins of the Backhearey family

The surname Backhearey was first found in Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Backhearey family

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Backhearey Spelling Variations

Backhearey has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Backhearey have been found, including Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

Early Notables of the Backhearey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Backhearey family to Ireland

Some of the Backhearey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Backhearey family to the New World and Oceana

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Backheareys to arrive on North American shores: Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822; Henry Bachus arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Joane Bakehouse settled in Virginia in 1654..

The Backhearey Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Confido in Deo
Motto Translation: I trust in God.

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