Last name: BACKUS

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Last name frequency

BACKUS : This last name is indexed 36,772 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BACKUS : 1: English (Leicestershire): from Middle English bak(e)hous ‘bakehouse’ (Old English bæchūs) hence a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a bakery.2: Dutch: in Limburg province a shortened variant of Bakhuis Dutch form of German Backhaus.3: Americanized form of German Backhaus.4: Lithuanian (Bačkus): from bačka ‘barrel cask’ hence either a nickname for a short fat man or an occupational name for a cooper. The surname Bačkus is very rare in Lithuania.

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