Bacon Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Baron, Macon, Balon, Badon, Deacon, Falcon, Bason, Cason, Jason

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Bacon Family Origin

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Bacon Family Occupations

What did your Bacon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bacon occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bacon's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bacon. A less common occupation for the Bacon family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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Bacon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 339,000 census records available for the last name Bacon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bacon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Bacon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 46,000 military records available for the last name Bacon. For the veterans among your Bacon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bacon Life Expectancy

What is the average Bacon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bacon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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