The name ‘Baker’ originates from England . it is derived from the occupational name, derived from Middle English word ‘bakere’, and Old English word ‘boecere’, a derivative of ‘bacan’ meaning to bake. It may have been used by someone whose special task is in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Baker’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Walter le Baker’, from the County of Devonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Richard Baker’, Master’s Mate of the ship ‘Bachelor’ who sailed from Gravesend on the 18th of August 1635, arriving in Boston on the 28th of November of the same year. In 1639 he became a member of the Church in Doncaster, Ma… Coat of arms: Azure, on a fesse-angrailed, betwe…
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