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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : probably an occupational name for a baker.
  • German (northern Frisian) : from a short form of the personal name Balke, itself a reduced form of Baldeke, a pet form of Baldewin (see Baldwin).
  • Dutch : variant of Baek.

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