Marcy Baker

30 May 1743–17 March 1766 (Age 22)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Marcy

When Marcy Baker was born on 30 May 1743, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Baker, was 36 and her mother, Prudence Jenkins, was 32. She died on 17 March 1766, in Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 22.

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Samuel Baker
Prudence Jenkins
Mary Baker
Martha Baker
Anna Baker
Bethiah Baker
Deacon Samuel Baker Jr
Marcy Baker
Anna Baker
Dr. Joseph Baker
Benjamin Baker
Prudence 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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Sources (3)

  • Mercy Baker, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"
  • Mercy Baker, "Massachusetts, Church Records, 1630-1943"
  • Marcy Baker, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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