The distinguished surname Baiker comes from the ancient culture of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived from the Old English "baecere," meaning "baker," and was first borne as an occupational
Early Origins of the Baiker family
The surname Baiker was first found in Durham
, where the Baiker family held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Due to its occupational
origins, it is likely that the name emerged independently in different areas, thus creating several early branches of the Baiker family.
Early History of the Baiker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baiker research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1683, 1652, 1655, 1625, 1689, 1658, 1689, 1659, 1611, 1685, 1660, 1660, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Baiker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baiker Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Baiker occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Baker, Bakere, Baiker, Backer and others.
Early Notables of the Baiker family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Aaron Eli Baker (1620-1683), an English colonial agent of the Honourable East India Company, President of Madras (1652-1655); Thomas Baker (1625?-1689), an English mathematician, best known for producing a solution of biquadratic equations; Samuel Baker, D.D. (d. 1658), a Church of... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baiker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baiker family to Ireland
Some of the Baiker family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baiker family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Baiker, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Alice Baker, who came to Virginia in 1637; John Baker, who immigrated to Fermeuse, Newfoundland in 1675; William Baker, who arrived in Virginia in 1682.