When Daniel Baker Jr was born on 7 July 1800, in New Hampshire, United States, his father, Daniel Baker Sr, was 24 and his mother, Alice Merrill, was 24. He married Mary Cutler on 29 September 1829, in Sardinia, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Holland, Erie, New York, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 11 September 1873, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73.
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.
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Benjamin Baker was part of the family early established in New Hampshire and died at Epping Rockingham County New Hampshire about 1778. Benjamin Baker married Ruth True. His three sons, William, Moses …
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