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Baxter Family History

Baxter Name Meaning
Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere (see Baker).

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

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Name Distribution of Baxter Families

  • Number of Baxter families
     366 - 730
     123 - 365
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Baxter families
     1,207 - 2,412
     403 - 1,206
     1 - 402
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Baxter families
     611 - 1,220
     204 - 610
     1 - 203
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Baxter Family Origin

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Baxter Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Baxter

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Baxter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Baxter Civil War Service Records

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