Bacchus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bacchus is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.

Early Origins of the Bacchus family

The surname Bacchus was first found in Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bacchus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bacchus research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1894, 1554, 1626, 1598, 1601, 1593 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Bacchus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bacchus Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bacchus are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bacchus include: Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

Early Notables of the Bacchus family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bacchus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Bacchus family to Ireland

Some of the Bacchus family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bacchus migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bacchus or a variant listed above:

Bacchus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nellie May Bacchus, aged 3, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Alfred J. Bacchus, aged 2, who arrived in America from Birmingham, in 1897
  • Agnes Bacchus, aged 27, who arrived in America from Birmingham, in 1897
Bacchus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Bacchus, aged 16, who arrived in America from St. Vincent, in 1903
  • Mary Bacchus, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Sarah Bacchus, aged 7, who arrived in America from London, in 1905
  • Amelia Bacchus, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, in 1905
  • Louis Bacchus, aged 19, who arrived in America from Horsham, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bacchus (post 1700) +

  • James "Jim" Bacchus (b. 1949), American politician, United States Representative for Florida (1991-1993) and (1993-1995)
  • Stockbridge Bacchus, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1909 [1]
  • Ken Bacchus, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996 [1]
  • James Bacchus (b. 1949), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Florida, 1991-95 [1]
  • George Bacchus, English co-founder of Bacchus & Green, now named George Bacchus & Sons, a 19th-century manufacturer of fine glassware located in Birmingham
  • Kamara Bacchus (b. 1986), British actress and radio personality
  • John Bacchus Dykes, English clergyman and hymnist


The Bacchus Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Confido in Deo
Motto Translation: I trust in God.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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