The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Bace family have grown. The name Bace was given to a member of the family 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 Bace family
The surname Bace was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bace family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bace research.Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1055, 1182, 1277, 1297, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1563, 1594, 1689, 1754, 1796, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bace History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bace Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bace family name include Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.
Early Notables of the Bace family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bace family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bace surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Catherine Back, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1772. George Back arrived in Philadelphia in 1850.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bace (post 1700)
- John C. Bace, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1998 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html