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Where did the English Bax family come from? What is the English Bax family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bax family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bax family history?Bax is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a hunched back, or some other peculiarity of the back or spine. The word back is originally derived from the Old English word bakke, which in turn is derived from the Old English word boec.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bax were recorded, including Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bax research. Another 393 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1055, 1182, 1277, 1297, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1563, 1594, 1689, 1754, 1796, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bax History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bax Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bax family emigrate to North America: Catherine Back, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1772. George Back arrived in Philadelphia in 1850.
The Bax Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bax Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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