Baccus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Baccus is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Baccus family

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

Early History of the Baccus family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baccus 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 Baccus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baccus Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Baccus has appeared include Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

Early Notables of the Baccus family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Baccus family to Ireland

Some of the Baccus 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.


New Zealand Baccus 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:

Baccus Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Baccus, (b. 1857), aged 22, Scottish farm labourer, from Lanark travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 28th August 1879 [1]
  • Mrs. Baccus, (b. 1859), aged 20, Scottish settler, from Lanark travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 28th August 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baccus (post 1700) +

  • Donald A. Baccus, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories


The Baccus 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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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