Alvar Backman

9 February 1918–12 January 1954 (Age 35)
Vörå, Vaasa, Finland

The Life of Alvar

Alvar Backman was born on 9 February 1918, in Vörå, Vaasa, Finland. He died on 12 January 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 35.

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Finland becomes a republic. Kaarlo Stahlberg becomes first president.

Age 21

World War II. Outbreak of World War II. Finland declares its neutrality. In November the Soviet Union invades. The Winter War begins.

Age 22

Finland forced to concede to Soviet Union. Treaty of Moscow gave 10% of Finnish territory to Soviet Union.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly northern): topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the rear of a settlement, from Middle English bakke ‘back’, ‘spine’ + man ‘man’. Compare Backer .2 Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements back(e) ‘hill’ + man ‘man’.3 Swedish (Bäck(man)): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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