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An occupational surname with roots that stretch back more than 10,000 years, ‘Baker’ was to be found throughout the British Isles from earliest times.
The name enters England’s historical record as early as the fourteenth century in connection with one of the most tumultuous events in the nation’s history, while many bearers of the name have found fame through a diverse range of pursuits.
The colourful tale of the Bakers is recounted here.
Baker Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt
"One particularly wealthy and eccentric bearer of the Baker name was the American financier and philanthropist George Fisher Baker.