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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Baze was first used in Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Baze family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Baze was an occupational name for a fine collector. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Baze was derived from the German word buoze, which means fine.

Baze Early Origins



The surname Baze was first found in Austria, where the name Bez made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early of Europe. The name Bez became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as various groups sought to maximize their power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Baze Spelling Variations


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Baze Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Baze include Bez, Bezz, Bezze, Beze, Bes, Bese, Baz, Baez, Bazz, Baezz, Bazze, Baezze, Baze, Baeze, Bas, Baes, Base, Baese, Bezer and many more.

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Baze Early History


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Baze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baze research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Baze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baze Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baze Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baze or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Besse who arrived in Maryland in 1663; Wein Baes arrived in Long Island in 1680; John Bezer, accompanied by his wife Susanna and their five children, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1681.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Baze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baze Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 March 2016 at 23:46.

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