Thomas Baker

20 November 1695–
Northiam, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Baker was born on 20 November 1695, in Northiam, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Baker, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Leaver, was 21. He married Phillis about 1716, in Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Baker
1695–
Phillis
1696–
Marriage: about 1716
Sarah Baker
1719–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1716
Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 106

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 120

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Thomas Baker in entry for Sarah Baker, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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