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.