Joseph Baker

1810–13 August 1817 (Age 7)
of Brailes, Warws., Eng.

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Baker was born in 1810, his father, William Baker Perkins, was 31 and his mother, Mary Stevens, was 26. He died on 13 August 1817, at the age of 7.

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Family Time Line

William Baker Perkins
1779–1862
Mary Stevens
1784–1829
William Baker
1806–1876
Richard Baker
1808–1823
Joseph Baker
1810–1817
Reuben Baker
1812–
John Baker
1812–1889
Elizabeth Baker
1815–1843

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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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