The present generation of the Baltic family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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 Baltic family
The surname Baltic was first found in Bedfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baltic family
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Baltic Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Baltic include Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.
Early Notables of the Baltic family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baltic family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Baltic were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Baltic Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mico Baltic, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1906
- Sophie Baltic, who settled in America, in 1921
- Amy Baltic, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921