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The Backhouse name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Backhouse was originally a name given to someone who worked as a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.

Backhouse Early Origins



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

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Backhouse Spelling Variations


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Backhouse Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Backhouse are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Backhouse include: Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

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Backhouse Early History


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Backhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backhouse research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1894, 1554, 1626, 1598, 1601, 1593 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Backhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Backhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Backhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Backhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Backhouse In Ireland


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Backhouse In Ireland



Some of the Backhouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Backhouse or a variant listed above:

Backhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Backhouse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728

Backhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822
  • Andrew Backhouse, who landed in New York in 1824
  • Joseph Backhouse, who landed in New York in 1824
  • John Backhouse, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • William Backhouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Backhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Backhouse (post 1700)



  • Edmund Backhouse, English banker, Judge and Member of Parliament
  • Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse (1849-1918), English bank director, created 1st Baronet Backhouse in 1901
  • James Backhouse (1825-1890), English botanist, archaeologist, and geologist
  • James Backhouse (1794-1869), English botanist and missionary for the Quaker church in Australia

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Backhouse Historic Events


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Backhouse Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Backhouse, "Tich" British Signal Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Backhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Backhouse 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 15 August 2015 at 04:15.

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