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Bacon Family History

Bacon Name Meaning
English and French: metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork, from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of Germanic origin, akin to Back 1).English and French: from the Germanic personal name Bac(c)o, Bahho, from the root bag- ‘to fight’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bacon Families

  • Number of Bacon families
     282 - 561
     95 - 281
     1 - 94
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bacon families
     679 - 1,356
     227 - 678
     1 - 226
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bacon families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bacon Family Origin

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Bacon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bacon

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Bacon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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