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The distinguished surname Baker 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 name.

Baker Early Origins



The surname Baker was first found in Durham, where the Baker 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 Baker family.

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Baker Spelling Variations


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Baker Spelling Variations



The name Baker, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Baker, Bakere, Baiker, Backer and others.

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Baker Early History


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Baker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baker 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 Baker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baker Early Notables (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 Baker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baker In Ireland


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Baker In Ireland



Some of the Baker 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Baker family, or who bore a variation of the surname Baker were

Baker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmund Baker, who landed in Maine in 1630
  • Geo Baker, who arrived in Virginia in 1633
  • Daniel Baker, who landed in Barbados in 1634
  • Daniell Baker, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Dorothie Baker, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Baker, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1720
  • Sarah Baker, a servant who was recruited in London and sent to Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Frances Baker, who arrived in New England in 1731
  • Elizabeth Baker, who landed in Georgia in 1736
  • Hans Georg Baker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Ant Baker, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Heinrich Baker, who arrived in Winchester, Va in 1807
  • Diederick Ouus Baker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Anther Baker, who arrived in New York in 1825
  • Bebedict Baker, aged 25, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Baker, who immigrated to Fermeuse, Newfoundland in 1675

Baker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edward Baker, who came to Conception Bay, Newfoundland in 1706
  • Elizabeth Baker, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Baker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jeremiah Baker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • John Baker, who landed in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Baker, who landed in Canada in 1800
  • A. Baker, who settled in Quebec in 1815
  • Daniel Baker, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Thomas Baker, aged 40, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • William Baker, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H W Baker, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Baker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Baker, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Thomas Baker, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Charles Baker, English convict from Bristol, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Elisha Baker, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • Henry Baker, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Baker landed in Whangaroa, New Zealand in 1833
  • Charles Baker landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Patriot
  • Charles Baker landed in Kororareka, New Zealand in 1837
  • John Baker landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1838
  • Benjamin Baker landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Patriot
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baker (post 1700)



  • David Nathaniel Baker Jr. (1931-2016), American symphonic jazz composer
  • Lennie Baker (1946-2016), American singer and saxophone player for the 1950s rock group, Danny and the Juniors
  • Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker Jr. (1941-2015), American NASCAR racecar driver
  • Major-General Walter Campbell Baker (1877-1957), American Chief of the Chemical Corps, War Department (1937-1941)
  • Brigadier-General Frayne Baker (1891-1968), American Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army Forces Pacific (1943-1946)
  • Howard Henry Baker Jr. (1925-2014), American former Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Captain, USN, RET. Michael A. Baker (b. 1953), American retired captain in the United States Navy, NASA astronaut, and the International Space Station Program Manager for International and Crew Operations
  • Ellen S. Baker (b. 1953), NASA Astronaut with over 686 hours in space
  • Russell Wayne Baker (b. 1925), American reporter who won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Johnnie B. "Dusty" Baker (b. 1949), American Major League Baseball player turned manager
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Baker Historic Events


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Baker Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Henry Baker (1898-1914), English Assistant Steward from Wavertree, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Samuel Charles Baker (1895-1914), English Bell Boy from Wavertree, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Ms Emma Baker, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Havelock  Baker (1863-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Foster  Baker (1883-1917), Canadian resident from West Jeddore, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. John  Baker (1885-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Mary V.  Baker (1914-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 6 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Victor Leslie Baker (1923-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Albion, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. William Alfred Baker (1922-1941), Australian Stoker from Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth A Baker (b. 1914), English Petty Officer Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Waterlooville, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. George E Baker (b. 1918), English Leading Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Hastings, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Andrew L Baker (b. 1919), Canadian Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from North Harbour, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Jack J T Baker, British Ordnance Artificer 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Baker, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Herbert Baker, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Eva Baker, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Amelia Millie Anne Baker, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. James Baker, English 1st Class Passenger from Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Baker


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Suggested Readings for the name Baker



  • A Baker Family Genealogy: Pioneers of North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Iowa by Ralph D. Shipp.
  • The Baker Family of Westbrookville, New York by Howard E. Case.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Baker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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