Backhouseone name study
variants: Bachous, Bakhous, Bakhouse, Backhowse, Bakehouse, Bakehous, Backus, Bachus, Bacchus, Baccas, Bakhus

Backhouse Coat of Arms


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This study is still at an early stage and not all features are implemented yet so please keep calling back to check out new content as it is added.

There have been a few more records added for you to explore.


Accessibility is all about allowing users to access the website in a manner that suits them. For example it is recognised that some users are sight impaired requiring the features that allow the text size to be increased. However being able to reduce the text size is useful to a user wishing to view more information on a high resolution monitor. Access keys have also been added to help those that find a pointing device, such as a mouse, difficult to use.

Access Keys

alt (PC) or ctrl (Mac)

Access keys

There are a number of keyboard shortcuts known as access keys to help users who have difficulty with or prefer not to use pointing devices such as a mouse. These are shown in the Access Keys sidebar and should be used in conjunction with the "Alt" key on a PC and the "Ctrl" key on a Macintosh. It should be noted that with some PC based browsers you will also have to press the "Enter" key after the relevant "Alt" key combination. Also please note that your browser may not support access keys.

Text size

To change the text size of this website use the "View" menu on your browser. Select the "Text Size" or "Text Zoom" item depending on your browser and then choose the preferred text size. The text of the site will change to reflect your choice.

Customize Display

Every website comes with its own look or style. However you can overide how websites look by creating your own CSS or cascading style sheet. Once you have your CSS you can then ask your browser to use that instead of the one supplied with the website. For example with Internet Explorer choose internet options from the Help menu. Then click on the Accessibility button on the General tab. Finally click on checkboxes to ignore all colors and font styles and sizes and/or "Format documents using my style sheet" then click OK.

Site Map

how the website is arranged
  • 1Home Page
    • 2Background information relating to the name.
      • Origin of the name including meaning, early references and variants.
      • Coat of Arms described and explained.
      • Myths and other untrue stories associated with the name.
      • Notable individuals that warrant a more detailed explanation.
    • 3Records of individuals for you to explore.
    • 4Statistics and analysis of the collected records.
      • numbers of individuals at particular points in time.
      • distribution of individuals at particular points in time.
      • prediction of when the name first existed.
    • 5More information and how to contribute.
      • news of the latest information added to the website.
      • task list of what is planned in the form of a to do list.
      • links to external websites that contain information on the family name.
      • contact information so you can ask a question or contribute to the study.
  • 0Accessibility(this page) how to use and customize this site

Site Map

In order for you to understand how information in this website is arranged and to help you find what you are looking for, the site map to the left has been provided.


This website has been designed to meet the latest standards in order to allow the highest level of accessibility.

The structure of this website uses the strict format of XHTML or extensible hypertext markup language. A markup language simply put is a set of instructions that allow your web browser to display the desired information. XHTML is the successor to HTML which is no longer being developed. The World Wide Web consortium or W3C recommends the use of XHTML for web publishing. By using the strict form allows for greater control over documents viewed in a variety of browsers and other devices as well as on mobile phones and by refreshable Braille displays. They also provide a validator tools to check a websites compliance to this standard as shown by the icon to the left.

The look of this website uses CSS or Cascading Style Sheet technology which allows you to change the appearance of a web page with ease. Again W3C recommends the use of CSS for web publishing as the user can change portions of the style to suit their own needs. They also provide a validator tools to check a websites compliance to this standard as shown by the icon to the left.

W3C also provides guidelines for accessibility, but there are currently no automatic validators along the lines of those for XHTML and CSS as shown above. The icon on the left in this case indicates a claim of conformance by the page author or content provider and links to the list of guidelines. There are three levels of conformance to accessibility. A - Provide content that, when presented to the user, conveys essentially the same function or purpose as auditory or visual content. AA - Ensure that text and graphics are understandable when viewed without colour. AAA - Mark up documents with the proper structural elements and control presentation with style sheets rather than with presentation elements and attributes.

Backhouse Coat of Arms
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