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Bax is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a hunched back, or some other peculiarity of the back or spine. The word back is originally derived from the Old English word bakke, which in turn is derived from the Old English word boec.

Bax Early Origins



The surname Bax was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Bax Spelling Variations


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Bax Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bax were recorded, including Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.

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Bax Early History


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Bax Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bax research. Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1055, 1182, 1277, 1297, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1563, 1594, 1689, 1754, 1796, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bax History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bax Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bax Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bax Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bax Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bax, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860
  • Harriett Bax, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ambrosine" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bax (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bax (post 1700)



  • Ernest Belfort Bax (1854-1926), English writer and reformer
  • Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax (1883-1953), English composer
  • Jean-Sebastien Bax (b. 1972), Mauritian footballer
  • Clifford Bax (1886-1962), British writer, brother of Arnold

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bax Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bax 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 August 2013 at 11:29.

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