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Bakewell is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Bakewell family lived in Derbyshire, in the town of Bakewell.

Bakewell Early Origins



The surname Bakewell was first found in Derbyshire, at Bakewell, today a small market town in the Peak District. The town dates back to at least Anglo Saxon times when it was listed as Balecanwell in 949. By the time of the Domesday Book, the place was listed as Badequella and was derived from an Old English personal name + wella meaning "spring or stream of a man called Badeca." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, King Edward had 18 carucates of land to the geld and the land was large enough to hold 18 ploughs. There was one mill, one church and one lead mine with 80 acres of meadows. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Bakewell Castle in the town of Bakewell was a motte and bailey castle built in the 12th century that was razed to the ground during the English Civil War; now only ruins can be seen.

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Bakewell Spelling Variations


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Bakewell Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bakewell, Backwell, Bakwell, Balkwell, Balkwill, Backwall, Bakewill, Bagwell and many more.

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Bakewell Early History


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Bakewell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bakewell research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1618, 1683, 1654, 1708, 1685, 1689, 1690, 1701, 1682, 1752 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Bakewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bakewell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bakewell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert Bakewell of the Old Hall; Edward Backwell ( ca. 1618-1683), an English goldsmith, financier, and politician, often referred to as "the principal founder of the banking system in England", and "far and away the best documented banker of his time"; and his...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bakewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bakewell In Ireland


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Bakewell In Ireland



Some of the Bakewell 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bakewell or a variant listed above:

Bakewell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Bakewell settled in Virginia in 1635

Bakewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bakewell arrived in Philadelphia in 1809
  • William J Bakewell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839

Bakewell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bakewell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUPERB 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Superb.htm
  • W. Bakewell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alpha" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bakewell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bakewell (post 1700)



  • Danny Joseph Bakewell (b. 1946), American civil rights activist and entrepreneur
  • Claude Ignatius Bakewell (1912-1987), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1947-1949)
  • William "Billy" Bakewell (1908-1993), American actor, most remembered for playing Albert in the All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • William Lincoln Bakewell, the only American aboard the Endurance during the 1914-1916 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition with Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Danny J. Bakewell Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Claude Ignatius Bakewell (1912-1987), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1947-49, 1951-53; defeated, 1948
  • Charles Montague Bakewell (1867-1957), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 8th District, 1921-24; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1933-35; Defeated, 1934
  • Charles Montague Bakewell (1867-1957), American professor and politician
  • Sarah Bakewell, English author
  • Benjamin Bakewell, English founder of Bakewell & Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1808 who developed Bakewell Glass
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bakewell Historic Events


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Bakewell Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Bakewell, British Chief Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUPERB 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Superb.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Bakewell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bakewell 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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