Baker Family Crest
Colors on the Baker family crest explained
Argent (silver) - symbolizes a peaceful and sincere nature. Two things the Baker family is known for.
Sable (black) - signifies constancy and the enduring nature of the Baker family.
Symbols on the Baker family crest explained
The five shells - represent early Baker family members journey to far away regions and a historic strong command at sea or at war.
The lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The Saltire cross on the shield represents the crucifixion of Christ with a connection to Saint Andrew. It stands as a connection to the early family members strong religious beliefs.
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Origins of the Baker family name
The family name Baker has its earliest known origin in England.
It is derived from the Old English word bæcere, which has the same meaning of "baker".
The Baker family was originally from the county of Devon in England. They were a well-known and respected family in the area.
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Summary of the Baker family and the Baker family crest
- The first recorded use of the name was in the Domesday Book of 1086, which was a census of England and Wales.
- The Baker family name has been associated with baking and pastry-making since its inception.
- The first name even partially recorded as associated with the family, is a man named Willelmus Bachus as a landowner in the county of Essex in 1086.
- The Baker family was well-established in England by the 13th century.
- The Baker family has been in America since the early 1600s.
- The first Baker in America was John Baker, who arrived in Virginia in 1620.
- The family name is also found in the records of the Dutch Reformed Church in New York.
- The Baker family has been in Canada since the early 1800s.
- The first Baker in Canada was John Baker, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1803. The family name is also found in the records of the Anglican Church in Newfoundland.
- Today, the Baker family name is found across the globe.
- No matter what part of the world family members are in now, all Bakers can trace their origins back to middle age England in the occupation of baking.
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