Bacon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Medieval culture once found in the northern region of France known as Normandy, is the soil from which the many generations of the Bacon family have grown. The name Bacon was given to a member of the family who was a pig farmer or pork butcher, as the name Bacon was originally derived from the Old French word "bacun", which meant "pork". [1]

Early Origins of the Bacon family

The surname Bacon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

The name officially started in Canada with Gilles Bacon, son of Etienne Bacon and Madeleine Féron, who married in Quebec in 1647. [2]

Important Dates for the Bacon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bacon research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1423, 1586, 1731, 1790, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Bacon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bacon Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bacon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bacon, Bacou, Baconnier, Bacot, Bacquart, Baconet and many more.

Early Notables of the Bacon family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was a Bacon who was a Huguenot captain, recorded at his death in 1586. Jean-Jacques Bacon de la Chevalerie, born in 1731, was a brigadier. Luc-Joseph Bacon was...
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Bacon migration to the United States

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Bacon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bacon were

Bacon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Daniel Bacon who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • George Bacon who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Geo Bacon, aged 43, who landed in America in 1635 [3]
  • George Bacon, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635 [3]
  • Richard Bacon, who arrived in America in 1635 [3]
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Bacon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lind Bacon, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [3]
  • Sarah Bacon, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [3]
  • Butts Bacon, who landed in New Hampshire in 1726 [3]
  • Margaret Bacon, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [3]
  • Benjamin Bacon, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1775 [3]
Bacon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Bacon, who landed in America in 1805 [3]
  • Robert Bacon, who arrived in America in 1805 [3]
  • Edward Bacon, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823 [3]
  • T H Bacon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • J Bacon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [3]
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Bacon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bacon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Gilles Bacon, who was the son of Etienne and Madeleine Féron and married in Quebec in 1647
  • Gilles Bacon, son of Étienne and Madeleine, married Marie Tavernier, daughter of Éloi and Marguerite, in Quebec on 2nd May 1647 [4]
  • Eustache Bacon married in Vachon, Quebec in 1674
  • Eustache Bacon, son of Gillies and Marie, married Louise Guimont, daughter of Louis and Jeanne, in Quebec on 7th June 1674 [4]
  • Angélique Bacon married in Chateau-Richer, Quebec in 1696
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Bacon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jeanne Bacon married in Chateau-Richer, Quebec in 1708
  • Louis Bacon, son of Eustache and Louise, married Marie-Madeleine Cloutier, daughter of Charles and Anne, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 3rd November 1711 [4]
  • Joseph Bacon, son of Eustache and Louise, married Dorothée Cloutier, daughter of Charles and Anne, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 3rd February 1716 [4]
  • Noel Bacon, son of Eustache and Louise, married Marie-Charlotte Morin, daughter of Pierre-Noel and Marguerite, in Quebec on 20th July 1721 [4]
  • Joseph Bacon, son of Joseph and Dorothée, married Marie-Anne Poulin, daughter of Guillaume and Geneviève-Marguerite, in Saint-Joachim, Quebec on 7th November 1740 [4]
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Bacon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ebenezer Bacon, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Bacon migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bacon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Bacon, a stone-mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Dennis Bacon, a mason, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Henry Bacon, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [5]
  • William Bacon, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [6]
  • Mary Ann Bacon, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [6]
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Bacon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bacon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Bacon, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • John James Bacon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Mr. John Bacon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th August 1856 [7]
  • Mrs. Margaret Bacon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th August 1856 [7]
  • Miss Margaret Bacon, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th August 1856 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bacon (post 1700)

  • Paul Bacon (1923-2015), American book and album cover designer and jazz musician; he designed about 6,500 jackets and more than 200 jazz record covers
  • Charles Bacon (1885-1968), American Olympic gold medalist for 400m hurdles at the 1908 games
  • Kevin Norwood Bacon (b. 1958), American actor and Golden Globe award winner
  • Edmund Bacon (1910-2005), American Architect
  • Leonard Bacon (1887-1954), American poet awarded the 1941 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Kenneth Hogate Bacon (1944-2009), American journalist, spokesman for the Department of Defense during the Presidency of Bill Clinton, former president of Refugees International
  • Nathaniel Bacon (1642-1676), American colonial leader
  • Leonard Bacon (1801-1881), American clergyman
  • A. T. Bacon, American politician, Mayor of Greeley, Colorado, 1889-90 [8]
  • A. E. Bacon, American politician, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1898 [8]
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Historic Events for the Bacon family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Jack Cawston Bacon (1905-1941), English Lieutenant-Commander (O) from Staines, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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