Thomas Baker

Male1674–10 June 1697

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Baker was born in 1674, in Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Baker, was 25 and his mother, Anne Benskine, was 22. He married Sarah Leaver on 14 July 1691, in Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 10 June 1697, in Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 23.

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Thomas Baker
Sarah Leaver
Marriage: 14 July 1691
Richard Baker
Thomas Baker
Richard Baker

Sources (7)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Baker - Church record: death: 10 June 1697; Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Baker in entry for Thomas Baker, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Tho Baker in entry for Richard Baker, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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  • Marriage
    14 July 1691Northiam, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (3)

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

    History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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