Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person with a hunched back, or some other peculiarity of the back or spine. The word back is originally derived from the Old English word bakke, which in turn is derived from the Old English word boec.
Early Origins of the Bac family
Somerset, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Bac family
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Bac Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bac has been recorded under many different variations, including Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.
Early Notables of the Bac family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bac family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bac or a variant listed above: Catherine Back, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1772. George Back arrived in Philadelphia in 1850.
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