The surname ‘Bacon’ originates from England. It is a metonymic occupational name for a preparer or seller of cured pork, derived from the Middle English, Old Flemish word ‘bacun’, ‘bacon’, meaning bacon, ham (of Germanic origin, akin to the name ‘Back’). It is also derived from the Germanic name ‘bac(c)o’, ‘bahho’, from the root ‘bag’, which means to fight. The name was relatively common among Norman’s in the form ‘Bacus’, of which the oblique case was ‘Bacon’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Cecilia Bacum’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Cecilia Bacun’, from Norfolk, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Michael Bacon’, aged 54, from Winston, Suffolk, England. He emigrated to North America in 1633, where he was one of the signatories of the Dedham agreement, Returning to E… Coat of arms: Gules, on a c…
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