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Baptiste Family History

Baptiste Name Meaning
French and English: from a medieval personal name, derived from the distinguishing epithet of St. John the Baptist, who baptized people, including Jesus Christ, in the river Jordan (Mark 1:9), and was later beheaded by Herod. The name is from Latin Baptista (Greek baptistes, a derivative of the verb baptizein ‘to dip in liquid’, ‘to baptize’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Baptiste Families

  • Number of Baptiste families
     81 - 159
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Baptiste families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Baptiste families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Baptiste Family Origin

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Baptiste Immigration Information

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Baptiste Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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