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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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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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Most Common Bacon First Names

According to our database of 21,330 people with the last name Bacon that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 2.8%
  • William 2.8%
  • James 2.4%
  • Mary 2.2%
  • Robert 2.1%
  • Charles 1.8%
  • George 1.8%
  • Edward 0.9%
  • Arthur 0.9%
  • Joseph 0.9%
  • Elizabeth 0.8%
  • Thomas 0.8%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Margaret 0.7%
  • Frank 0.7%
  • Dorothy 0.6%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Ruth 0.6%
  • Francis 0.5%
  • David 0.5%
  • Harold 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Walter 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Florence 0.4%
  • Anna 0.4%
  • Frederick 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Bacon 0.4%
  • Howard 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Mildred 0.4%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Clarence 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Marie 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Roger 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Annie 0.3%
  • Grace 0.3%

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