Backofen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Backofen family

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.

Important Dates for the Backofen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backofen research. Another 110 words (8 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.

Backofen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Backofen family (pre 1700)

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Backofen migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Johan Backofen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Backofen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John George C Backofen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • Alice Backofen, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Chemnitz, Germany, in 1893
Backofen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elisabeth Backofen, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Rochlitz, Germany, in 1909
  • Georg Backofen, aged 27, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Lindenthal, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Backofen (post 1700)

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

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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