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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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Bax Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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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