Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Lancashire and Cheshire. The surname is derived from a place named Baxenden, in the district of Accrington.
Early Origins of the Baxenden family
Lancashire and Cheshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Baxenden family
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Baxenden 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 Baxenden have been found, including Baxendale, Baxendell, Baxendall, Baxendal, Baxendel, Baxindine, Baxendine, Baxenden and many more.
Early Notables of the Baxenden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baxenden 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 Baxenden, or a variant listed above: James Baxendale who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860; John Baxendal arrived in Philadelphia in 1855; Thomas Baxendale arrived in Philadelphia in 1834.
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