The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Bakon family name to the British Isles. They lived in Suffolk
. Originally, the name Bakon was originally derived from a seigniory in Normandy
. Some of the family came from Maine, and there the name was also spelt Bacco. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This name appeared in England
after members of the Bakon family had migrated from Normandy
Early Origins of the Bakon family
The surname Bakon was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
at Monks' Bradfield as early as the reign of Richard (1189-1199.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Now known as Bradfield St. George, Monks-Bradfield is a parish, in the union of Thingoe, hundred
of Thedwastry, in the west division of Suffolk
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Shortly after the Conquest, some of the family was also found at Letheringsett, in Norfolk
. "According to the genealogy of the great Suffolk
family of Bacon, one Grimbald, a relative of the Norman chieftain
William de Warenne, came to England
and settled near Holt. His great grandson is stated to have taken the name Bacon. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Not all the family went to England
as seen by William Bacon who in 1082, endowed the abbey of the Holy Trinity at Caen.
Early History of the Bakon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bakon research.Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1214, 1294, 1500, 1621, 1510, 1579, 1540, 1624, 1587, 1657, 1618, 1600, 1663, 1645, 1660, 1623, 1666, 1561, 1626, 1593, 1660, 1622, 1687, 1685, 1687, 1647, 1676, 1676, 1672, 1721, 1700 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Bakon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bakon Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bacon, Bachun, Bacun and others.
Early Notables of the Bakon family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Nicholas Bacon (1510-1579), an English politician, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal; Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Baronet
, of Redgrave (c.
1540-1624), MP, Premier Baronet
, half-brother of Sir Francis Bacon; Sir Francis Bacon (1587-1657), an English judge, son of John Bacon... Another 142 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bakon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bakon family to Ireland
Some of the Bakon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bakon family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bakon or a variant listed above:
Bakon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Bakon, who landed in Maryland in 1673 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Bakon 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: Mediocria firma
Motto Translation: Mediocrity is safe.