Show ContentsCake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cake is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a baker of fine bread. Cake refers to a maker of cakebrede, bread made in flattened cakes, or of the finer and more dainty quality cakes. This was a popular trade during the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Cake family

The surname Cake was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Cake family

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Cake 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 Cake has appeared include Cakebread, Cacabred, Cakebred, Cacabread, Cakbred, Cakebrede and many more.

Early Notables of the Cake family (pre 1700)

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United States Cake migration to the United States +

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 Cake arrived in North America very early:

Cake Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Cake, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
  • Christopher Cake, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
Cake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C R Cake, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cake (post 1700) +

  • Robert Cake (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Henry Lutz Cake (1827-1899), American Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Russell Quentin Cake (b. 1973), former English cricketer
  • Jonathan Cake (b. 1967), English actor

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Wallace V Cake, Canadian Able Bodied Seaman from St Johns, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales (1941) and survived the sinking [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook