Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Lancashire and Cheshire. The surname is derived from a place named Baxenden, in the district of Accrington.
Early Origins of the Baxendale family
Lancashire and Cheshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Baxendale family
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Baxendale Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Baxendale have been found, including Baxendale, Baxendell, Baxendall, Baxendal, Baxendel, Baxindine, Baxendine, Baxenden and many more.
Early Notables of the Baxendale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baxendale family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Baxendale, or a variant listed above:
Baxendale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Baxendale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Baxendale Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Baxendale (post 1700)
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