Thomas Baker

5 May 1588–31 July 1613
Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Baker was christened on 5 May 1588, in Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Packer, was 24 and his mother, Thomaszine Westwood, was 24. He died on 31 July 1613, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Richard Packer
1563–1608
Thomaszine Westwood
1564–1643
Robert Packer
1578–
Andrew Baker
1592–1613
Thomas Packer
1595–1613
John Packer
1599–1640
William Packer
1604–
John Packer
1580–
William Packer
1582–
Sarah Baker
1586–
Thomas Baker
1588–1613
Robert Packer
1590–1648
Elizabeth Baker
1590–
Robert Baker
1595–1643
Thomas Baker
1596–1646
William Packer
1596–
Henrie Baker
1598–
Mildered Baker
1600–
Joane Baker
1601–1601
Joan Packer
1601–1601
John Baker
1603–1698
William Baker
1604–1625

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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.

Possible Related Names

Miller
Bacher
Bakker
Baxter
Beck
Fournier
Lefevre
Sangster

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Baker - christening: 5 May 1588; Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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