Bacon Family History
Bacon Surname History
Bacon family history has rich origins of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Bacon family members. This page is dedicated to a detailed history of the Bacon family name, Bacon origins, and history of Bacon ancestors. The Bacon family name is an old family line that has migrated all across the world over time, and as the Bacon family has migrated, it has changed making its origin tricky to piece together.
It would be fair to say that the country of orign of the name BACON has two disputed origins. Some say that it was first used by a French Priest in the early 1400's and other's, like myself, believ it most likely came in use after the Norman Conquest of 1066 (see below - meaing of the last name)
Bacon country of origin
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The nationality of Bacon can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Bacon may be in dispute based on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).
Meaning of the last name Bacon
This most interesting surname has two possible interpretations, both of Germanic origin. It may be an occupational name for a pork butcher or someone who prepared and sold cured pork, from the Old French, Middle English "bacun, bacon", bacon, ham (of Germanic origin). Another source, and the one I prefer, says that the name derives from the Germanic personal name "Bac(c)o", "Bahho", from the root "bag", which meant to fight, which was common among the Normans in the form "Bacus", "Bacon". So it would not be incorrect to think that the name was probably introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066.
- Langston Bacon 1746 - 1831
- George W Bacon
- Uriah Bacon 1743 - 1830
- Mary Bacon
- Sarah Augusta Sweetser Bacon 1826 - ?
- Nathaniel Bacon 1550 - 1622
- Ephraim Bacon, III 1742 - 1825
- Joseph Bacon ? - 1835
- Sarah Dare Bacon 1745 - 1819
- Ephraim Bacon, IV 1776 - 1825
- James Bacon 1780 - ?
- Susan Bacon
- John Bacon, V 1390 - 1453
- Alma Arville Bacon 1879 - ?
- Edmund Bacon 1422 - 1453
- Hannah Chamberlain Bacon 1743 - 1790
- Phebe Bacon Sheppard 1766 - 1827
- Edmund Bacon
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Famous people named Bacon
- Albion Fellows Bacon (1865–1933), American reformer and writer
- Anthony Bacon (British Army officer) (1796–1864), cavalry officer during the Napoleonic wars
- Anthony Bacon (industrialist) (1718–1786), English industrialist
- Augustus Octavius Bacon (1839–1914), American politician
- Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1860–1932), American theologian
- David Bacon (disambiguation), several people
- Edmund Bacon (architect) (1910–2005), American urban planner
- Edward Woolsey Bacon (1843–1887), American Congregational preacher and writer
- Ernst Bacon (1898-1990), American composer and pianist
- Everett Bacon (1890–1989), American football player from Wesleyan University, in College Football Hall of Fame
- Ezekiel Bacon (1776–1870), American politician
- Francis Bacon (1561–1626), knighted English philosopher, statesman and author
- Francis Bacon (artist) (1909–1992), Anglo-Irish painter
- Francis Thomas Bacon (1904–1992), British engineer
- Gaspar G. Bacon (1886–1947), American politician
- George B. Bacon (1836–1876), American Congregational preacher and writer
- Henry Bacon (1866–1924), American architect
- Irving Bacon (1893–1965), American character actor
- Jim Bacon (1950–2004), Premier of Tasmania, Australia
- Jim Bacon (rugby), Welsh rugby union and rugby league footballer
- John Bacon (Massachusetts) (1738–1820), US Representative from Massachusetts
- John Bacon (sculptor) (1740–1799), British sculptor
- John Bacon (sculptor) (1777-1859), British sculptor
- John M. Bacon, nineteenth-century American general
- John Mackenzie Bacon FRAS, (1846–1904), English astronomer, aeronaut, and lecturer
- John Baconthorpe (or John Bacon, c.1290–1346), learned English Carmelite monk
- Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager
- Kenneth Bacon (1944–2009), American journalist
- Kevin Bacon (born 1958), American film actor
- Leonard Bacon (1802–1881), American Congregational preacher and writer
- Leonard Woolsey Bacon (1830–1907), American Congregational preacher and writer
- Lise Bacon (born 1934), Canadian politician
- Lloyd Bacon (1889–1955), American actor
- Lucy Bacon (1857–1932), American artist
- Max Bacon, lead singer for 1980s arena rock supergroup GTR
- Max Bacon (politician) (born 1941), Missouri jurist and legislator
- Michael Bacon (musician) (born 1949), American musician
- Nathaniel Bacon (colonist) of the Virginia Colony, instigator of Bacon's Rebellion in 1676
- Sir Nathaniel Bacon (died 1622), lawyer and MP for Norfolk, half-brother of Francis Bacon
- Nathaniel Bacon (Jesuit), Secretary of the Society of Jesus from 1674 to 1676
- Nathaniel Bacon (painter) (1585–1627), landowner and painter, nephew of Francis Bacon
- Nathaniel Bacon (politician) (1593–1660), a Member of Parliament representing Cambridge University and Ipswich, grandson of Nicholas Bacon
- Nicholas Bacon (courtier) (1510–1579), English politician during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
- Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Baronet, of Redgrave (c. 1540–1624), his son, the first man created a baronet
- Sir Nicholas Bacon, 14th Baronet (born 1953), Premier Baronet of England, lawyer, and Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II
- Nick Bacon, (1945–2010), American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
- Peggy Bacon (1895–1987), American artist and author
- Reginald Bacon (1863–1952), Royal Navy admiral
- Richard Bacon (broadcaster) (born 1975), English television and radio presenter
- Richard Bacon (politician), British politician
- Robert Bacon (1860–1919), American diplomat
- Robert L. Bacon (1884–1938), American politician
- Roger Bacon (1214–1295), Franciscan friar, English philosopher
- Scott Bacon (born 1977), Australian politician, son of Jim Bacon
- Sosie Bacon (born 1992), American film actress
- Thomas Rutherford Bacon (1850–1913), American Congregational preacher, writer, professor of history
- Walter W. Bacon (1879–1962), American accountant and politician, Governor of Delaware
- Yehuda Bacon (born 1929), Israeli artist
Nationality and Ethnicity of Bacon
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Bacon. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Bacon spelling variations
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Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Bacon last name are important to understanding the history of the name. In early history when few people could write, names such as Bacon were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Bacon. Names like Bacon vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over time.