Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English bakke ‘back’ (Old English
bæc), hence a nickname for someone with a hunched back or
some other noticeable peculiarity of the back or spine, or a
topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or ridge, or at the
rear of a settlement.
- English: from the Old English personal name
Bacca, which was still in use in the 12th century. It is of
uncertain origin, but may have been a byname in the same sense as
- English: nickname from Middle English bakke ‘bat’
(apparently of Scandinavian origin), from some fancied resemblance to
- Altered spelling of Bach 1, 2, or
- North German: from Middle Low German back ‘kneading
trough’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or
used such vessels.
- Americanized spelling of Norwegian
Bakk(e) (see Bakke).
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