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Baes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Baes was first used in Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Baes family, adopted the name of their 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 Baes was an occupational name for a fine collector. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Baes was derived from the German word buoze, which means fine.

Early Origins of the Baes family

The surname Baes was first found in Austria, where the name Bez made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early of Europe. The name Bez became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as various groups sought to maximize their power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Baes family

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Baes Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Baes include Bez, Bezz, Bezze, Beze, Bes, Bese, Baz, Baez, Bazz, Baezz, Bazze, Baezze, Baze, Baeze, Bas, Baes, Base, Baese, Bezer and many more.

Early Notables of the Baes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Baes family to the New World and Oceana

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baes or a variant listed above:

Baes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wein Baes, who arrived in Long Island in 1680

Contemporary Notables of the name Baes (post 1700)

  • Nell Baes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980

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