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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : topographic name from Middle High German bach ‘stream’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, for example Bach or Bachern.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Bachar.
  • Danish : probably of German origin (see 1).
  • Respelling of Norwegian Bakker, a habitational name from any of the farmsteads so named (see Back).
  • English : variant of Baker.

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