Baikie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Important Dates for the Baikie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baikie research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Baikie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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Baikie migration to the United States

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 immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1906
  • Benjamin Baikie, aged 18, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Thurso, Scotland, in 1908
  • Donald Baikie, aged 26, who landed in America from Kirrienmir, Scotland, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baikie migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Baikie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Baikie, (b. 1829), aged 35, British carpenter travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th March 1864 [1]
  • Mrs. Jane Baikie, (b. 1831), aged 33, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th March 1864 [1]
  • Mr. James William Baikie, (b. 1858), aged 6, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th March 1864 [1]
  • Miss Jane Baikie, (b. 1860), aged 4, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th March 1864 [1]
  • Miss Helen R Baikie, (b. 1863), aged 1, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indian Empire" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th March 1864 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Baikie (post 1700)

  • William Balfour Baikie (1824-1864), Scottish explorer, naturalist and philologist [2]
  • 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
  • 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

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019
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