The ancient roots of the Baxendell family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Baxendell comes from when the family lived in Lancashire
. The surname is derived from a place named Baxenden,
in the district of Accrington.
Early Origins of the Baxendell family
The surname Baxendell was first found in Lancashire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Baxendell family
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Baxendell Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Baxendell has appeared include Baxendale, Baxendell, Baxendall, Baxendal, Baxendel, Baxindine, Baxendine, Baxenden and many more.
Early Notables of the Baxendell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baxendell family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Baxendell arrived in North America very early: James Baxendale who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; John Baxendal arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Thomas Baxendale arrived in Philadelphia in 1834.
Contemporary Notables of the name Baxendell (post 1700)
- Jos Baxendell (b. 1972), English former Sale Sharks rugby union player who played in two full tests for England in 1998
- Joseph Baxendell (1815-1887), English meteorologist and astronomer
- Peter Brian Baxendell CBE, British Managing Director, of Royal Dutch/Shell Oil Group of Companies, the largest company in the world