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The story of the name Backofen reaches back through German history to the Middle Ages. It evolved as a name for a person who worked as a person who was involved in the baking profession. The name derives from the baking trade, "backen" meaning to bake, "Ofen" meaning oven.

Backofen Early Origins



The surname Backofen was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name derives from the baking trade, "backen" meaning to bake, "Ofen" meaning oven. The name was traditionally applied to those involved in the baking profession.

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Backofen Spelling Variations


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Backofen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Backofen, Bachoff, Bachoven, Bachof, Backofen and many more.

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Backofen Early History


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Backofen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backofen research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1752, 1815, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Backofen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Backofen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Backofen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Backofen 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Backofen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Georg Backofen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johan Backofen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Backofen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George C Backofen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Alice Backofen, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Chemnitz, Germany, in 1893

Backofen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Backofen, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Rochlitz, Germany, in 1909
  • Georg Backofen, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Wahren, Germany, in 1909
  • Martha Backofen, aged 27, who landed in America from Wahren, Germany, in 1909
  • Walter Backofen, aged 3, who landed in America from Wahren, Germany, in 1909
  • Wilhelmine Backofen, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Lindenthal, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Backofen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Backofen (post 1700)



  • Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen (1768-1839), German clarinetist and composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Backofen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Backofen 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 19 June 2015 at 13:51.

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