Baecker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Switzerland, which is renowned for both its beauty and its political neutrality, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Baecker. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Baecker family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Baecker was an occupational name for a baker. Further research showed the name was derived from the German word beck, which means bake.

Early Origins of the Baecker family

The surname Baecker was first found in Basel, where the name Beckel was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early Europe. The family would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Baecker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baecker research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1635 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Baecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baecker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beckel, Beckell, Beckele, Beckle, Bechel, Bechell, Bechelle, Becken, Becker, Bechen, Becher, Backel, Bachel, Backell, Bachell, Baeckel, Baeckell, Baecken, Baechen, Baecker, Baecher, Bachiler and many more.

Early Notables of the Baecker family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Baecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Baecker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Baecker, who landed in Brazil in 1827 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baecker (post 1700) +

  • Margaret Baecker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2004


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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