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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.

Cake Early Origins



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

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Cake Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cake Early History


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Cake Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cake research. Another 362 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1327, 1500, and 1613 are included under the topic Early Cake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cake Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cake Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Christopher Cake, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796

Cake Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C R Cake, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cake (post 1700)


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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

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Cake Historic Events


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Cake Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Wallace V Cake, Canadian Able Bodied Seaman from St Johns, Canada, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cake 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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