Baldyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Baldyke is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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 Baldyke family

The surname Baldyke 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 Baldyke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldyke research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1624, 1691, 1307 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Baldyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baldyke Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Baldyke has been spelled many different ways, including Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.

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


Australia Baldyke migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baldyke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Baldyke, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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