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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Bacon Family Origin

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Bacon Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bacon. A less common occupation for the Bacon family was Farming. The most common Bacon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Bacon's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Bacon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bacon in 1941 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bacon

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