Baldick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Baldick come from when the family resided in Hertfordshire. The name was taken from the market town of Baldock in Hertfordshire. This place name is of an unusual Arabic derivation. The town was named by the Knights Templar, who held a manor in the area in the 12th century, after the city of Baghdad, which was spelled Baldac in Old English. It means the city of Dat.

Early Origins of the Baldick family

The surname Baldick was first found in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

One of the first records of the family was Ralph de Baldock (d. 1313), "Bishop of London and Lord Chancellor, whose early history is unknown, first appears in 1271 as holding the prebendal stall of Holborn, in which Robert Burnel, Edward I's great chancellor, had preceded him. Robert de Baldock (d. 1327), was Lord Chancellor, [and] first appears in the records as obtaining a grant of the royal rights over a manor in Surrey in 1287." [1]

Early History of the Baldick family

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Baldick Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Baldick has been recorded under many different variations, including Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.

Early Notables of the Baldick family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Baldock (c.1624-1691), an English judge who claimed descent from Robert de Baldock, Lord Chancellor in Essex during King Edward's reign...
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United States Baldick migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baldick or a variant listed above:

Baldick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexandra Baldick, who arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "Roland" from Bremen, Germany [2]
Baldick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eva Baldick, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Olga Baldick, aged 11, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [4]

New Zealand Baldick 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:

Baldick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Eliza Baldick, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Black Eagle" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th November 1861 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baldick (post 1700) +

  • Robert André Edouard Baldick FRSL (1927-1972), British scholar of French literature, writer, joint editor of the Penguin Classics
  • Professor Chris Baldick (b. 1954), British academic, son of Robert Baldick on Facebook