Baker

1761–
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Baker

When Baker was born about 1761, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Captain Joseph Baker, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Lovewell, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Captain Joseph Baker
1714–1791
Hannah Lovewell
1721–1788
Joseph Baker Jr.
1740–1816
Baker
1761–
Lovewell Baker
1743–1835
Hannah Lovell Baker
1745–1824
Hepzibah Baker
1747–
Thomas Baker
1748–1819
Miriam Baker
1749–
Sarah Baker
1750–1798
Mary Baker
1752–1754
Elihu Baker
1753–
John Baker
1754–1757
Mary Baker
1757–
Jacob Baker
1757–
Susannah BAKER
1759–1811
Elizabeth Betty Baker
1763–1826
Esther Baker
1767–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 15

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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