Samuel Baker

6 August 1775–
West Lavington, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Baker was born on 6 August 1775, his father, David Baker, was 25 and his mother, Jane Burt, was 23.

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Family Time Line

David Baker
1749–1826
Jane Burt
1752–1826
Samuel Baker
1775–
David Baker
1777–
Maria Baker
1787–

Parents and Siblings

    David Baker

    Male1749–1826Male

    Jane Burt

    Female1752–1826Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 26

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 33

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 40

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (1)

  • Samuel Baker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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