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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, who settled in Virginia in 1635

Bakewell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bakewell, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1809
  • William J Bakewell, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bakewell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bakewell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Alpha" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALPHA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Alpha.gif

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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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sarah Bakewell, English author
  • Benjamin Bakewell, English founder of Bakewell & Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1808 who developed Bakewell Glass
  • Enid Bakewell (b. 1940), née Enid Turton, English women's cricket team member in 12 Tests between 1968 and 1979
  • Alfred Harry "Fred" Bakewell (1908-1983), English opening batsman
  • ... (Another 10 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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUPERB 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Superb.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALPHA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Alpha.gif
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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