Baxter
Origin/Usage
English
Pronunciation
BAKS-tər
Meaning
A person who bakes
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Baxter is derived from the Old English word “baecestre” which means a 'female baker'. Over time the stress on the 'estre' became shortened to 'ester', and the word became “bakester” and started to be used for both men and women. The name Baxter is a derivative of this “bakester”.

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Baxter Dury - musician

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