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Origin Displayed: English
Origins Available: English, French
Spelling variations include: Bacon, Bachun, Bacun and others.
First found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Daniel Bacon who settled in Virginia in 1635; George Bacon who settled in Boston Mass. in 1635; John Bacon who settled in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Bacon who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Mediocrity is safe.
Suggested Readings for the name Bacon
"Three Bacon Brothers: Descendants of Theodore S. Back of Allegany County, New York" by Marian Fox Graves.
Some noteworthy people of the name Bacon
Delia Salter Bacon (1811-1859) American authoress
Robert Bacon (c.1909) American secretary of state
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher
Kevin Bacon (1958-) American actor
Roger Bacon (c.1214-1294) English philosopher
Francis Bacon (1909-) Irish artist
John Bacon (1740-1799) English sculptor
Leonard Bacon (1801-1881) American clergyman
Nathaniel Bacon (c.1642-1676) American colonial leader
Nicholas Bacon (1509-1579) English statesman
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