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Bacon Surname History

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)

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The nationality of Bacon can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Bacon may be in dispute based on whether the surname originated organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Bacon Meaning & Etymology

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.

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Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Bacon surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Bacon were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Bacon. Family names like Bacon vary in their spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over time.

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