Lydia Baker

12 June 1712–21 November 1712
Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Baker was born on 12 June 1712, in Montville, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joshua Baker II, was 35 and her mother, Miriam Hurlburt, was 29. She died on 21 November 1712, at the age of 0.

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Joshua Baker II
Miriam Hurlburt
Joshua Baker III
Samuel Baker
Elizabeth Baker
Gideon Baker
Lydia Baker
James Baker
Anne Baker
Stephen Baker
Sarah Baker
John Baker
Asa 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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  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

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