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There are approximately 130 people named Beacon in the UK. That makes it the 16,767th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2 are named Beacon.

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The Beacon surname in historical dictionaries

Patronymica Britannica (1860)

BEACON. Elevated spots in many districts, where beacon fires Avere formerly lighted to announce the approach of the enemy, are still called beacons. Residence on such a place probably originated the name. See Hobler.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

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