There are over 600 Bakers and their related families in the tree. You can view the tree via the Quick Access button opposite.

A familiar surname that is widespread across the the UK and many other countries.  It does not have the areas of concentrated population associated with Wileman  name. The larger numbers spread over a wider area can make it challenging to  research. However it does have the benefit  of almost always being spelt correctly.  ...something that doesn’t happen with the other three surnames. The main focus was intended to be  on the East Midlands specifically Derbyshire, however we are now finding a significant part of the Baker line centred on Hertfordshire..particular
Tring and surrounding villages.

Variants: Baeker, Baekere,Baecere, Baxter, Backer, Becker, Bakere. Backere

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William le  Bakere, which was dated 1177, in the "Pipe Rolls of Norfolk", during the reign of King  Henry II   known as “The Builder of Churches", 1154-1189. Early recordings include  such examples as Robert Bakere, a witness in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire for  the year 1246, and Walter le Bakere in the rolls of the county of Hampshire for 1280  a.d. The female form of the name is 'Baxter‘.

Distribution of 3 Surnames

Many additions have been made to the Baker tree to reflect the discovery of our extensive roots in Hertfordshire, if you have any additional info or comments pleas go to the bottom of the page to enter them into the comments field

Baker Roots

The Baker line is clearly rooted in Hertfordshire, in an area of about 15 sq miles bounded by the villages of Sarrat and Wigginton and the towns of  Bovingdon and Chesham.

Surname distribution

Just made significant number of additions to the Yates line, much of it linked back to Hamlet

Rons war diary.