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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bax"ter
A baker; originally, a female baker.

Etymology: OE. bakestre bakistre, AS. bæcestre, prop. fem. of bæcere baker. See Baker

Wiktionary

From Middle English bakster, bakestre, from Old English bæcestre (“baker”), equivalent to bake +‎ -ster.

  1. An occupational surname​ originating in northern England and in Scotland, a variant of Baker.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Baxter

Baxter Stockman is a comics character.

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Baxter Dury is a rock music and pop music singing. He plays Human voice, Guitar, and Keyboard instrument. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Baxter was born on December 18th, 1971 in Wingrave.

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Baxter Black is a cowboy poetry american cowboy, poet, philosopher, radio commentator veterinarian, united states, and talk radio. He has had major accomplishments since 1970. Baxter was born Baxter Black on January 2nd, 1945.

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Baxter was born in 1974.

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Baxter was born in 1804. He left this life in 1867.

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Baxter was born in 1940.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Baxter

Anne Baxter was an actress and singer. She was most active from 1940 to 1985. Anne was born on May 7th, 1923 in Michigan City, Indiana. She died on December 12th, 1985.

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Meredith Baxter is an actress, producer, and film producer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to present. Meredith was given the name Meredith Ann Baxter by her parent Whitney Blake on June 21st, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, US. Meredith is also known as Meredith Baxter-Birney.

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Jeff Baxter is a rock, roll, christian rock, and southern rock musician, songwriter, producer, and military advisor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Jeff was born on December 13th, 1948.

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Stephen Baxter is a hard science fiction and alternate history writer. Stephen was born on November 13th, 1957 in Liverpool, England.

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Warner Baxter was an actor. He was most active from 1914 to 1950. Warner was born on March 29th, 1889 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. He breathed his last breath on May 7th, 1951.

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Raymond Baxter was a television presenter, writer, and television presenterand writer. Raymond was given the name Raymond Frederic Baxter on January 25th, 1922 in Ilford. He died on September 15th, 2006.

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How popular is the baby name Baxter in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 11 0 11
1881 6 0 6
1882 7 0 7
1883 6 0 6
1884 8 0 8
1885 8 0 8
1886 13 0 13
1887 12 0 12
1888 10 0 10
1889 7 0 7
1890 9 0 9
1891 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 8 0 8
1894 7 0 7
1895 7 0 7
1896 10 0 10
1897 10 0 10
1898 7 0 7
1899 5 0 5
1900 10 0 10
1901 7 0 7
1902 9 0 9
1903 7 0 7
1904 7 0 7
1905 8 0 8
1906 6 0 6
1907 9 0 9
1908 11 0 11
1909 10 0 10
1910 10 0 10
1911 12 0 12
1912 24 0 24
1913 27 0 27
1914 40 0 40
1915 40 0 40
1916 41 0 41
1917 46 0 46
1918 36 0 36
1919 43 0 43
1920 44 0 44
1921 42 0 42
1922 44 0 44
1923 45 0 45
1924 58 0 58
1925 29 0 29
1926 40 0 40
1927 53 0 53
1928 35 0 35
1929 28 0 28
1930 37 0 37
1931 38 0 38
1932 30 0 30
1933 40 0 40
1934 30 0 30
1935 37 0 37
1936 31 0 31
1937 29 0 29
1938 36 0 36
1939 33 0 33
1940 19 0 19
1941 29 0 29
1942 19 0 19
1943 39 0 39
1944 30 0 30
1945 22 0 22
1946 39 0 39
1947 40 0 40
1948 36 0 36
1949 24 0 24
1950 27 0 27
1951 29 0 29
1952 31 0 31
1953 28 0 28
1954 26 0 26
1955 30 0 30
1956 29 0 29
1957 22 0 22
1958 31 0 31
1959 33 0 33
1960 32 0 32
1961 24 0 24
1962 20 0 20
1963 22 0 22
1964 27 0 27
1965 18 0 18
1966 13 0 13
1967 17 0 17
1968 13 0 13
1969 17 0 17
1970 15 0 15
1971 18 0 18
1972 16 0 16
1973 16 0 16
1974 15 0 15
1975 10 0 10
1976 13 0 13
1977 9 0 9
1978 6 0 6
1979 7 0 7
1980 7 0 7
1981 10 0 10
1982 20 0 20
1983 6 0 6
1984 8 0 8
1985 16 0 16
1986 17 0 17
1987 18 0 18
1988 29 0 29
1989 39 0 39
1990 38 0 38
1991 24 0 24
1992 37 0 37
1993 29 0 29
1994 40 0 40
1995 39 0 39
1996 45 0 45
1997 39 0 39
1998 54 0 54
1999 37 0 37
2000 40 0 40
2001 40 0 40
2002 38 0 38
2003 38 0 38
2004 46 0 46
2005 48 0 48
2006 35 0 35
2007 32 0 32
2008 58 0 58
2009 38 0 38
2010 38 0 38
2011 63 0 63
2012 59 0 59
2013 70 0 70
2014 74 0 74
2015 68 0 68
2016 59 0 59
2017 62 0 62

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Popularity of Baxter as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Baxter U.S.
  White 80.37% 64.26%
  African American 13.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Baxter

People with the last name Baxter are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Baxter

  • How Popular is the name Baxter? Baxter is the 4,580th most popular name of all time. As a last name Baxter was the 706th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Baxter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,695 babies born with the first name Baxter in the United States. That's more than enough people named Baxter to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Baxter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Baxter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Baxter is Friday, May 20th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Baxter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Baxter was in 2014 with a total of 74 babies.
  • Random Baxter Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Baxter is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 8 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Baxter: Your name in reverse order is Retxab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Txaerb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Baxter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,033 people with the last name Baxter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Baxter? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Baxter as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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