Meaning and Origin of: Bacon

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  • English and French : metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork, from Middle English, Old Frenchbacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of Germanic origin, akin toBack 1).
  • English and French : from the Germanic personal name Bac(c)o, Bahho, from the root bag- ‘to fight’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the formBacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.
  • An immigrant from Normandy, France, called Bacon or Bascon was documented in Quebec city in 1647.

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