The name ‘Baldwin’ originates from England. It is derived from the Germanic personal name composed of the elements ‘bald’ meaning bald, brave and ‘wine’ meaning friend, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the given name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian King of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusade Kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172-1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinopole (1204). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Baldwin’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Thomas Baldwin’, from Oxfordshire, 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 ‘John Baldwin’, from… Coat of arms: Argent, on a…
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