Thomas Baker

1674–10 June 1697 (Age 23)
Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Baker was born in 1674, in Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Baker, was 24 and his mother, Anne Benskine, was 21. 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

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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 (7)

  • 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"
  • Tho Baker in entry for Richard Baker, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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