Roger Bacon

1308–after 1333 (Age 25)
Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Roger

When Roger Bacon was born in 1308, in Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Sir Thomas Bacon Knight, was 18 and his mother, Elizabeth Bacon, was 23. He had at least 3 sons. He died after 1333, in his hometown, at the age of 26.

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Sir Thomas Bacon Knight
Elizabeth Bacon
George Bacon
Roger Bacon

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    Sir Thomas Bacon Knight





    George Bacon



Name Meaning

1 English and French: metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork, from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of Germanic origin, akin to Back 1).2 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 form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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