Origins Available: English
The name is derived from the Old English "boecestre" which was a feminine form of the word "baker."
Early Origins of the Baxstare family
The surname Baxstare was first found in Devon
where a Liueger se Bacestere was listed in 1093. Other early records include a Hannah Bakestre in the Chester Assize Rolls of 1260, and a William le Baxtere in the Suffolk
Feet of Fines for 1333.
Early History of the Baxstare family
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Baxstare Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Baxstare has been recorded under many different variations, including Baxter, Bakster, Baxster, Baxstair, Baxstare and others.
Early Notables of the Baxstare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baxstare family to Ireland
Some of the Baxstare family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baxstare family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baxstare or a variant listed above: Daniel Baxter, who settled in New England
in 1638; Eleanor Baxter, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Barnaby Baxter, who settled in Maryland in 1774; and Henry Baxter, a bonded passenger who arrived in Maryland in 1744..