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 Baxster family
The surname Baxster 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 Baxster family
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Baxster Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baxster include Baxter, Bakster, Baxster, Baxstair, Baxstare and others.
Early Notables of the Baxster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baxster family to Ireland
Some of the Baxster 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 Baxster family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..