An English term of ‘boeccure’ which can refer to the baking ovens in a monastery or castle, plus the worker of a communal kitchen in a town or village. Later the Middle English term of ‘bakere’ referred to someone doing a special task in the household. It can also refer to the owner of a kiln for the baking of pottery or bricks.
In the German for the surname is written Bäcker and Becker. Written in Dutch it is Bakker or Bakmann. In France the surname is Boulange.
In the United States the Baker surname appears in New York, Illinois, Missouri, California, Washington, and Ohio. Within England the surname is primarily along the southern coastal counties; like Devon, Hampshire, Surrey, Essex and Sussex. Scotland’s largest group of Baker surnames appear in Lanarkshire county.
Famous: Frank Baker (professional baseball player), Jim baker (19th century trapper, scout and guide), Josephine Baker (singer), Carroll Baker (actress), Norman G. Baker (inventor, radio pioneer), George Baker (English TV actor), Al Baker (American magician) and Joe Don Baker (actor).