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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from Middle Dutch bac ‘bucket’, ‘bin’, ‘beaker’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such vessels.
  • Dutch : nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the mouth, jaw, or cheek, from Dutch bakke ‘cheek’, ‘side’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with Old Norse bakki ‘hillside’, ‘bank’.

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