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Subject: Re: Backhouse
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 14, 2006 at 12:16 PM
Reply to: Re: Backhouse by Sean Foglai

Backhouse = "bake house", for someone who worked in a bakery, and maybe lived over the shop. Another spelling is Backus, which is not so obvious. Remember Jim Backus, the voice of Mr. Magoo?
I believe you're right about it being a Yorkshire name.

Messages in this thread:
  • Backhouse - PJ  Nov 13 2006, 9:05 AM
    • Re: Backhouse - Sean Foglai  Nov 13 2006, 7:37 PM
      • Re: Backhouse - Jim Young  Nov 14 2006, 12:16 PM