Meaning and Origin of: Baack

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German (Frisian) and Dutch : either from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Baldeke (a short form of any of the compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’, for exampleBaldewin) or from Middle Low German baec, bake‘pork’, ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher or pig farmer.