Baxendale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Baxendale has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Lancashire and Cheshire. The surname is derived from a place named Baxenden, in the district of Accrington.

Early Origins of the Baxendale family

The surname Baxendale was first found in Lancashire and Cheshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Baxendale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baxendale research. Another 62 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1332 is included under the topic Early Baxendale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baxendale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Baxendale have been found, including Baxendale, Baxendell, Baxendall, Baxendal, Baxendel, Baxindine, Baxendine, Baxenden and many more.

Early Notables of the Baxendale family (pre 1700)

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Baxendale migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Baxendale, or a variant listed above:

Baxendale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Baxendale, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Thomas Baxendale, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1858
  • James Baxendale who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860
Baxendale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harold Baxendale, aged 21, who settled in America from Darlington, in 1906
  • John Alf Baxendale, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Tyldesley, Lancshire, in 1906
  • Florence Baxendale, aged 14, who landed in America from Darlington, England, in 1908
  • Francis W. Baxendale, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Derby, England, in 1909
  • Henry Baxendale, aged 30, who landed in America from Kent, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baxendale migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baxendale Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • James Baxendale, aged 25, who immigrated to Sydney Mines, Canada, in 1918

Contemporary Notables of the name Baxendale (post 1700)

  • Leo Baxendale (1930-2017), English cartoonist and publisher, known for his creation of the Beano strips Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, and The Three Bears
  • Christabel Baxendale (b. 1886), English violinist and composer
  • Helen Victoria Baxendale (b. 1970), English actress of stage and television
  • Jamie Alexander Baxendale (b. 1992), English footballer

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