Bacon Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Bacon Name Meaning: Believed to be of German origin taken from the Old French word 'bacun' meaning ham or bacon. May have also stemmed from the word @Bahho' meaning 'to fight'.

Thought to have been introduced by the Norman Conquest an occupational name for someone who sold bacon, ham etc. May have also derived from the Norman name 'Bacus' meaning 'to fight'(could refer to someone who was employed as a fighter or had a feisty nature).

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Bacon Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Bacon family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 254
Female Servant 184
Independent 131
Male Servant 77
Farmer 73
Labourer 63
Carpenter 37
Weaver 33
Ag Labourer 33
Shoe Maker 29
Coal Miner 25
Frame Work Knitter 23
Pauper 22
Tailor 20
Ag Lab 18
Mariner 17
Gardener 17
Apprentice 15
Grocer 12
Dress Maker 12
Baker 11
Clerk 11
Publican 11
Blacksmith 11
Ribbon Weaver 11

Bacon Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Bacon 100% 54,630
2 Beacon 83% 3,309
3 Becon 80% 636
4 Baken 60% 318

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