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Origin of Ake

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Origin: This name orginated from the town, or hamlet, of Wake in England, hence Wake-ham. The town even has it's own historic castle.
Surnames: Wakeham
Submitted by: Brock Wakham
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Origin: George F?zenbaker, the original Fazenbaker immigrant to America, was among the 'Hessian' soldiers hired by England's King George III to fight against the colonial forces during the American Revolution. George was a private in the 6th Company of the 'Jager-bataillons' (that is, the hunter battalions). To be precise, George was not from that part of Germany known as Hesse, but the term Hessian is customarily applied to all the German soldiers hired by King George. German records show that George was labeled a deserter with full arms and equipment on 4/4/1781. His unit served in Virginia. Western Maryland genealogist Wayne Bittinger noted that 'a history of Germans in the state of Maryland ... reports that he had been taken prisoner of war and had refused return transportation to Germany.' The two accounts, one German and one American, appear to be different perspectives on the same event. George Fazenbaker married Elizabeth ----, who was born in the 1750s or 1760s in Germany. George eventually settled in what is today Garrett County, Maryland. The first known record of the Fazenbaker family in western Maryland was made in 1787, four years after the end of the Revolutionary War. The surname in German contains a letter not used in EngWalt Warnick
Surnames: Facenbaker, Fazenbaker
Submitted by: Walt Warnick
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: The name Akins originated in Scotland and can be found on records dating back to the 14th century. Thought to derive from the place name AKIN (as in Kyle Akin, Dun Akin, etc.)originating from ACAIN the Gaelic form of the name HAKON, a Norse name brought to Scotland by the Vikings who invade the Western Isles in the 10th-13th Centuries. It may also be derived from the Gaelic name Eachin (Hector), meaning 'Horse Lord', it is sometimes spelled Eakins, particularly among those Scots who settled in the province of Ulster, Ireland, begining in the 17th century.
Surnames: Ackin, Ackins, Aicken, Aickens, Aiken, Aikens, Aikin, Aikins, Akin, Akins, Eaken, Eakens, Eakin, Eakins, Ekin, Ekins
Submitted by: Julie A. Akins
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Origin: Surname traces to Betzen and Humfeld, Lippe to the latter 1400s.
Surnames: Schake, Schacke
Submitted by: L. M. Schake
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Origin: My Grandfather Was Leonard James Laker Born Approx 1880-1890 Resident Of Cocking,Midhurst, West Sussex.Uk, Relatives Known Horley Surrey
Surnames: Laker
Submitted by: Tony Laker
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Origin: world-wide one name study: origins in West Yorkshire, England
Surnames: PEAKER
Submitted by: Roy Peaker
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Origin: Elijah d.Danville Vermillion, Ill. early 1800's at 26 yr. w.Mary Sharp f. James whitaker of Danville. children, William & John B.Whitaker.Above James whitaker came from Dearborn co. Ind.as did this family. found in 1820 census in Dearborn Ind.& 1830 in Danville Ill. Other census shows other siblings yet unknown.
Surnames: Whitaker
Submitted by: Janet Whitaker
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Origin: Betsey Pancake & John Lynd of Lawrence County, Ohio
Surnames: Pancake
Submitted by: Teri Cochran Allred, AG, CGRS
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Origin: Have /want info on Rakes family from lower appalachians. Contact me for any ?'s or if you want info
Surnames: Rakes
Submitted by: Tabitha Holmes
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Origin: looking for the baker family of thorpe le soken essex.they lived there from about 1840 to 1910.grateful for any information
Surnames: baker
Submitted by: robin walker
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Origin: the family of Harry James Baker of Elwood Indiana and Jefferson County Indiana
Surnames: Baker
Submitted by: Gilbert F Russell
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Origin: Elsie Laura Noake was born in Birmingham about 1895. Her parents were Herbert Noake and Annie Searle. Elsie migrated to Australia about 1915.
Surnames: Noake
Submitted by: Gael BOYES
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Origin: Elsie Laura Noake, born in Staffordshire about 1895 to Herbert Noake and Annie Searle.
Surnames: Noake
Submitted by: Gael BOYES
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Origin: World-wide one name study. All information welcome.
Surnames: PEAKER
Submitted by: Roy Peaker
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Origin: Thomas Henry & Eliza emigrated to Australia from England with their 9 children in 1928.
Surnames: Wakefield
Submitted by: B. Wakefield
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Origin: Looking for relatives of John Kawaihae Kamakea Born in Hilo abt 1882.
Surnames: Kamakea
Submitted by: Kelanioli Lawless
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Origin: Interested in the Yorkshire Jakeman/Jackmans
Surnames: Jakeman
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Origin: My Grandfathers name is Lashbrook Hymas Laker. Who also told me that it was of english origin. (England)
Surnames: Laker
Submitted by: Kyle Laker Gardner
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: The same as Oakman, from his strength or disposition. From ack, or ake, oak, and man.
Surnames: Ackman, Akeman
Submitted by:
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Origin: Derived from Amager, a small Danish island to the east of Copenhagen.
Surnames: Amaker
Submitted by:
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Origin: Braken

Middle Dutch origin means broken
Surnames: Braken
Submitted by: glitz
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Origin: Lake

Latin origin Lacus means basin
Old French origin Lac

Means an expanse of water entirely surrounded by land and unconnected to the sea except by rivers or streams.
Surnames: Lake
Submitted by: Glitz
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Origin: tile maker
Surnames: Pennebaker, Pfannebecker, Pannebecker
Submitted by: Paul E. Pennebaker
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: could be a variation of Hakki, Hekki, Haqqee or Haqqi. A name from the Middle Eastern and Central Asian communities. There is a well known Egyptian writer, Yahya Hakki, and a poet and lexicographer from Pakistan, Dr. Shan H. Haqqee.
The meaning has something to do with truth and right/just.
Surnames: Hake, Hakki, Hekki, Haqqi, Haqqee
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Origin: Lake (pronounced LahKa) is a German term for a marinade used for pork. One who did this would presumedly have been a Laker. The name is Saxon in origin from the area of Nord Rhein-Westfalen in northern Germany. Many of these Saxons ended up in England in Sussex.
Surnames: Laker
Submitted by: Jim laker
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Origin: Baeckelandt: Origins of and Meaning of the Flemish Surname
Variations of the name BAECKELANDT:


- In Flanders family names became general usage in the 12th century.
- These were passed along from father to son of course.
- The Council of Trent (1563) required pastors to record family names when two people got married.
- But spelling was inconsistent even among siblings and between generations.
- The earliest record of someone being said to come from a place by the name ?BAKELANDE? is in a reference book on topography on western Flanders that mentions in 1231 a ?Coram Waltero de Bakelande and Waltero de Warenghen? .
- The earliest recorded mention of a surname kin is in 1281 under the form BAKELANT: Abraham dou BAKELANT of Avelgem .
- At Kortrijk?s ?Kasselrij? the archives mention one Walterus dictus BAKELANT in 1316.
- In 1368 a Jhan vanden Bussche is recorded as having changed his name to Jhan BAKELANDE .

- Later at Herzeeuw (aka Herseaux) in 1398 a Symon, a Pieter and a Hennequin BAKELANT were already well known in the province of Henegouwen.
- In 1449 one Jehane BAKELANTS, daughter of a Jans van CURTRIKE (Kortrijk?), is mentioned as a gatekeeper of Brugge .
- The earliest reference I am aware of with the spelling as we make it is the birth notice of a Rogerius BAECKELANDT, born in Tielt February 14, 1619. However, his children spelled their names ?BACKELANT? and ?BACQUELANT? underscoring the inconsistency of the written versions of names and contrasting with today?s legal enforcement of a surname?s specific spelling.
- The place name ?Bakeland? appears to have various origins. ?Bakeland? was the name of a feudal manor in Waregem and Deerlijk commonly recognized as early as the mid 14th century
- ?Den Bake? is also the name of a strip of land in Berten (part of French Flanders now) in 1541 It is also a district in Poperinge in the 16th century: ?houc de bake?. And in Wingene around 1550 in parishes north of the churches we find places named ?Bakenhof?
- To understand the meaning of the name we must break it up into its composite parts, ?Baecke? and ?landt?. ?Landt? of course means ?land? or ?country? or ?place? in English. ?Baecke? is more complex and has several origins.
- The simplest reference to ?bake? (the original spelling for ?baecke?) is ham or bacon in Middle Netherlandish (the language spoken in the 1200s to 1500s) .
- The other known reference to ?bake? found in Flanders in this period were to small poles or stakes, a few fists high, driven in as markers for shepherds on thoroughfares across cultivated fields .
- According to a 1996 Belgacom (the Belgian telecommunications monopoly) electronic map, there were 457 households registered under the ?BAECKELANDT? name in Belgium at that time.
Submitted by: David Baeckelandt
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Origin: The Takewell surname "Takewell" is derived from the Middle English verb "tuck(en)", meaning "to full cloth". Thus this term was applied to a tucker or fuller who did his job well. In the Middle Ages, the tucker scoured and thickened the raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. It is also possible that this surname is ultimately of Morman French orgin, denoting "one who came from Touqueville", the name of a place in Normandy. Variants of the surname Takewell include Tockwell, Tuckwell, Tagwell, and Tugwell. One of the earliest references to this name or to a variant is a record of one Johanna Takewell, daughter of Jhois Takewell, who was baptised in Kingston Upon Thomas, Co. Surrey, in 1545. However, research is of course ongoing and the Takewell name may have been documentede even earlier than the date indicated above. The marriage of Grace Tockwell and John Poole is registered in Painswick, Gloucestershire, in 1650 and Elizabeth Tackwill, daughter of George Tackwill and Mary, was christened in Longworth, Berkshire, in 1734. The Takewell Family has many many desendants from south La. to Yorkshire England. It is believed by many in the Takewell family that in North America our family originated from the Choctaw indians. Some of my research suggest the name originated in England. Not all of the names are listed on the family tree, because I have yet to link them to other individuals in the family. Two of them are William Takewell who is listed on a North Carolina militia regiment. The roll he was listed on was taken on Oct. 8 1754. Sarah Takewell was married in Yorkshire England in 1777. The modern spelling of most surnames is comparatively recent and is usally a phonic rendering of the name which is found in the parish registers of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. However it should be noted that the name itself, in its various orthographic forms, may have been borne by the same family for a previous three or four hundred years.
Surnames: TAKEWELL
Submitted by: Michael Takewell
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: The surname of Flake. It means low land farmer from Germany. Have also found some Flake in the Netherlands.
Surnames: Flake
Submitted by: Elaine Flake Hunter
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: Cumbrian dialect for some who "plays" in Lakeland
Surnames: Laker
Submitted by: Steve
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: Sorry, but Wakeham comes from the Anglo Saxon "Wake" meaning man on watch and "Ham" meaning hamlet or village. The Wakeham name derives from village guards.
Surnames: wakeham
Submitted by: M
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Origin: Fazakerley - village in Lancashire, England, now a suburb of Liverpool.
- from Old English means 'a cultivated plot of land at the edge of a forest clearing.'
Surnames: Fazakerley
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Origin: "Baker Coat of Arms:

Silver with a black saltire on which there are five silver escallops, and at the top a silver lion on a black chief.

Spelling variations include: Baker, Bakere and others.

First found in Durham where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D."

source: http://store.yahoo.com/4crests/bacoofar1.html

We need to check this with the Burkes source.
It would also be good to find out which line of Bakers are entitled to use it.

the surname Baker
?Definition: Occupational name which originated in medieval times from the name of the trade, baker. From the Saxon "bacan," to dry by heat.
Surname Origin: Saxon
Alternate Surname Spellings: BAXTER, BECKER, BAXLEY, BACKSTER, PACKER?

source: http://genealogy.about.com/library/surnames/b/bl_name-BAKER.htm
Surnames: Baker
Submitted by: Zohre Brown
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: Dweller by the black or, dark forest or, in the lee of the black forest.
Surnames: Blakely
Submitted by: Janie Blakely
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Origin: The name Wakefield is a place name. It means: From the field of the yearly Wake (festival). I have an inkling that it does stem from the area known as Wakefield in England.
Surnames: Wakefield
Submitted by: Jill Wakefield
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: From my research I have found that the surname Wakeley translates to "Wet Field" as our people were originally farmers and field tenders.
Surnames: Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelee
Submitted by: Michelle Wakeley
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: History of the surname Cakebread.
By Glenn Richard Cakebread.

The Earliest known record so far comes from just after the Norman Conquest. Written in Latin, the Pipe Rolls of Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire where Aedwinus Cacabred was mentioned (together with two other brothers) in 1109 in what appears to be a land dispute. Aedwinus Cacabred was referred to as ?a farmer in the flour trade? and was possibly a branch of the Hereward Family.
In 1396 John Cakebread donated money to the church of St. John, Burford, Oxfordshire.
There are three references to William Cakebrede in the University of Oxford Chancellor?s Court records for the year 1501.
After that, the earliest records are from the Parish Registers in a wide area around Bishops Stortford in what is now Hertfordshire but was once part of Essex. It is possible that this is because the records here were preserved better or that the records were first kept here.
When I get asked about the origin of the name Cakebread, it is often assumed that they must have been bakers of cakes and bread. No doubt there would have been someone somewhere who went into this trade. But since the name dates back to at least 1109 and is probably a lot older than this date it is likely that the meaning has changed over time. Therefore I started to wonder what Cakebread might have meant almost 1000 years ago. The literal translation of a ?Cake? and ?Bread? today would not necessarily be the same as in 1109. Today we speak Modern English from around 1500 A.D. Before that from 1066 A.D. after the Norman Conquest Middle English, and before that Old English or Anglo Saxon as it was known, was spoken. Since it is reasonable to assume that not everyone overnight from 1066 spoke middle English and that it may have taken a few years in various parts of the country to change, It is likely that Old English was still very much used in 1109 A.D. Also, you were unlikely to translate your name into a conquering nations language. Would you suddenly say that you wanted to be known as Pierre instead of Peter? It sounds completely different even if they are supposed to be the same name.

Today we know the word cake to mean a pastry made with butter, eggs and some sort of sweetening agent. But this was not always the case. As with many words cake has gradually changed in general meaning. It could also mean 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. 2. A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size.
Old English borrowed the word from Old Norse kaka; it is related to cookie (from Dutch koekje), but not, despite the similarity, to cook. O.E. Cake, Kaak; akin to Danish Kage, Swedish and Icelandic Kaka, Dutch Koek, German Kuchem and Old High German chuocho. In Gothic and Icelandic the c is entirely wanting, being always represented by k. It is remarkable that the Anglo-Saxons have seldom made use of k; but, following the Latin, have preferred the use of c. Circa. 1230, from O.N. kaka ?cake,? from W.Gmc. *kokon-,?something round, lump of something.? Not related to cook, Originally (until c1420), cake was a term for a flat round loaf of bread (it is the ?shape? element in it?s meaning that lies behind more modern usages such as ?cake of soap? or ?it?s caked up?). It is not until the 15th century that we find it being applied to foodstuffs we would now recognise as cakes, ?let them eat cake? is from Rousseau?s ?Confessions,? in reference to an incident c.1740, when it was already proverbial, long before Marie Antoinette. The ?cake? in question was nor a confection, but a poor man?s food.

?What man, I trow ye raue, wolde ye bothe eate your cake and haue your cake?? (?The proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood,? 1562)

To form into a cake or mass ?caked? (thickly encrusted) is from 1922. The expression piece of cake ?something easy? seems to have originated in the 1930s.

We use the word ?bread? in modern English to mean a ?loaf?. But in Old English times if you wanted bread you would have used the word ?hlaf?, which is where loaf comes from. Hlaf was replaced by 1200 with bread. Bread probably in Old English times meant simply ?(a piece of) food, ? ?a morsel of?, ?crumb?. In Slovenian kruh means, ?bread,? Literally ?a piece?, from P.Gmc. ?brautham? (Old Norse brot, Danish brod, German brot), perhaps the O.E. word derives from a P.Gmc. ?braudsmon?- ?fragments, bits? (Old High German brosma ?crumb?) and is related to the root of break.
But since bread was among the commonest foods, the word bread gradually became more specialized, passing via ?piece of bread,? ?broken bread,? to simply ?bread,? The alternative spelling of brede could point to a different meaning. Various spellings occur brede, braede, braedu, braedo in Old English meant breadth or broadness, the suffix ?th (as in length. (Long/length, wide/width, broad/breadth) being added to the noun brede in the 16th century. This was an ancient formation, directly derived in prehistoric Germanic times from *braid-, the stem of broad. It came into English as broedu. Broad?s close relatives are widespread in the Germanic languages (German breit, Dutch breed, and Swedish bred), pointing to a prehistoric Germanic ancestor *braithaz, but no trace of the word is found in any non-Germanic Indo-European language. The original derived noun brede was superseded in the 16th century by breadth.
Brad-hlaf, es; m. [braedan to roast, hlaf bread] a biscuit, parched or baked bread;
Braede, bred, es; m. [=braegd, bregd from bregdan to weave, braid, twist). Fraud, deceit; He hit dyde butan brede (braede) and bigswice, he did it without fraud and guile, Ic spaece drife butan braede biswice, I prosecute my suit without fraud and without guile.
Braed, plucked, drew out, p. of bredan.
Braed, e; f braedo, braedu; (brad broad; Latus) breadth, width, latitude; latittudo, amplitudo; -se arc fiftig faedma on braede the ark shall be fifty fathoms in breadth;
Braede, es; m. (bredan to roast)
Braede, an; f. The breadth; latum. V. lenden-braede.
Braed-panne, an; f. [braedan to roast, panne a pan] a frying-pan;
Braedu, breadth, width.
Braegd, bregd, es; m. [braegd, p. of bregdan to twist, braid, weave] deceit, fraud.
Bred, es; pl.nom. acc. Bredu; n. a surface, plank, table, tablet;
Bred, deceit
Bred, broad
Breda, ic brede, du britst, brist, he brit, bret, p. braed, pl. brudon; pp. broden, breden. 1. To weave, braid, knit, join together, draw, pluck; 2. To change, vary, transform; - Simon braed his hiw aetforan dam casere swa daet he wearp faerlice gepuht cnapa, and eft harwenge Simon changed his appearance before the emperor, so that he suddenly seemed a boy, and again a hoary man,
Bredan, to roast, broil, warm
Bredan, to make broad
Breden, Anglo-Saxon to make broad. To spread.
Bread, Akin to Old Friesian. Old Saxon brd. Danish Brood. German Brod, brot. Icelandic brau. Swedish and Danish Brod. The root is probably that of E. brew.

The verb ? to dress with bread crumbs? is from 1727. Bread and butter in the figurative Sense of ?basic needs? is from 1732. Bread-basket ?stomach? is slang from 1753 but bread-winner is from 1818. ?Half lapped in glowing gauze and golden brede. Tennyson. 1913. Slang meaning ?money? dates from the 1940s

The conclusion to this is that I think it is reasonable to assume that originally ?Cakebread? or the alternative old spelling ?Cacabrede ? meant a wide (bread) flat round mass of dough (cake) that was baked. Something perhaps similar to nan bread or small pizza base still to do with the baking trade but nothing to do with sweet pastries! Or maybe the ?bread? part just simply meant the roasting of the ?cake? of dough.

Glenn Richard Cakebread
38 Rushdon Close
England RM17 5QW
01375 381280
(+00 44) 1375 381280
Surnames: Cakebread
Submitted by: Glenn Richard Cakebread
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: Another Possible meaning could be from a Danish origin. Cake still means "Round" but the Bread or "Bred" in Danish means Shore, Bank or Edge. So perhaps RoundShore or RoundBank? Is this a place name discription? Or does this refer to the shape of an Anglo Saxon sword which was curved or "rounded" so the name of "RoundEdge" may be a nickname for someone who was warlike and held his blade as something very important to him?
Surnames: Cakebread
Submitted by: Glenn Richard Cakebread
Origin of Ake, Meaning of Ake

Origin: Handschumacher - German Origin

Meaning: Glove Maker
Surnames: Handschumacher, Handschumaker, Handshumaker
Submitted by: Linda

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