The tale of the name Baikie begins with a family who lived in the county of Angus
at the old manor of Baike.
Early Origins of the Baikie family
The surname Baikie was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Baikie. However, by the 14th century this family appears to have moved north to the Orkneys where they became a prominent family.
Early History of the Baikie family
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Baikie Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Baikie has been spelled Backie, Baikie, Bakey, Baikey, Baky, Baickie and others.
Early Notables of the Baikie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baikie family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Baikie:
Baikie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Louisa Baikie, aged 41, who landed in America from Chester, in 1892
- Jane Baikie, aged 40, who landed in America from Chester, in 1892
Baikie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- M. Baikie, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1906
- Benjamin Baikie, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from St. Margts. Hope, Orkney, in 1907
- Jane Baikie, aged 36, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
- James A. S. Baikie, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Thurso, Scotland, in 1908
- Donald Baikie, aged 26, who landed in America from Kirrienmir, Scotland, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Baikie (post 1700)
- Robert Baikie (b. 1817), Scottish politician, Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland (1780–1781)
- Iain Douglas Baikie MBE, FRSA, FInstP, CPhys (b. 1960), Scottish physicist, inventor who specializes in Material Science
- William Balfour Baikie (1824-1864), Scottish explorer, naturalist and philologist
- Peter Baikie (b. 1957), Scottish comedian and composer
- David Baikie (b. 1953), Scottish former footballer who played from 1997 to 2011
- Jim Baikie, British comics artist, winner of the "Best Anthology" Eisner Award in 2000
- James Baikie (1866-1931), British author
The Baikie Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Commodum non damnum
Motto Translation: A convenience not an injury.