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Backstrom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Backstrom family


The surname Backstrom was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Backstrom family


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Backstrom Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Becks, Beccks, Beckks, Becs, Beks, Beckes, Beckess, Beckks and many more.

Early Notables of the Backstrom family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Backstrom family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Backstrom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Backstrom, who settled in America in 1880
  • Emma Christina Backstrom, who settled in Chicago in 1883

Historic Events for the Backstrom family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Karl Alfred Backström (d. 1912), aged 32, Finnish Third Class passenger from Kotka who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mrs. Maria Mathilda Backström, (née Gustafsson) Backström, aged 33, Finnish Third Class passenger from Kotka who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible D [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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