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The history of the Baldock family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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.

Baldock Early Origins



The surname Baldock was first found in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Baldock Spelling Variations


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Baldock Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Baldock include Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.

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Baldock Early History


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Baldock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldock research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1624, 1691, 1307 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Baldock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baldock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baldock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baldock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baldock or a variant listed above:

Baldock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dasey Baldock, who setted in Virginia in 1638
  • Dasey Baldock, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]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)

Baldock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Baldock, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1747
  • Sarah Baldock, who arrived in Maryland in 1774

Baldock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Baldock, and his wife Harriet, who arrived in Montreal in 1848 from Sussex

Baldock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Baldock, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Baldock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Sabina Baldock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Elizabeth Baldock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • James Baldock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baldock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Baldock, aged 38, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • Mary A. Baldock, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • John Baldock, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • Jervis Baldock, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • Harriet Baldock, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waikato" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baldock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baldock (post 1700)



  • Jan Baldock (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • Bobby Ray Baldock (b. 1936), American politician, U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1983-85; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1985-
  • Sarah Baldock (b. 1975), English organist and choral conductor
  • Sam Baldock (b. 1989), English professional football striker
  • John Markham Baldock (1915-2003), English politician, member of the UK Parliament (1950-1953)
  • Tyler Baldock (b. 1984), Canadian goalkeeper
  • Darrel John "The Doc" Baldock (b. 1938), Australian rules football player
  • Larry Baldock (b. 1954), New Zealand politician, member of the NZ Parliament (2002-)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Baldock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baldock 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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