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Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 3:31pm

Zuckerbäcker / Sugarbaker / Sugar Baker

http://www.mawer.clara.net/introde.html Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers

Der geographische Schwerpunkt der Einträge in dieser Datenbank liegt in Großbritannien und erstreckt sich auf Menschen, die zwischen dem 17. und 19. Jahrhundert im Zuckersiedereigewerbe beschäftigt waren. Genauere Angaben finden sich oft in den angegebenen Quellen oder beim Betreiber dieser Datenbank. Wir freuen uns über Ergänzungen und Hinweise, die zur weiteren Entwicklung dieser Datenbank beitragen.

Gerne helfen, wenn ich kann.
Bryan

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http://www.mawer.clara.net/intro.html Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers

It is generally agreed that the sugar trade began in the UK, in London, c1544, with two cane sugar refineries .... today there is barely one.
In between, a vast number of individuals and companies have come and gone, in an industry, which until the 20c, was a notoriously labour intensive, hot, exhausting, and dangerous place to work.
Many German migrants worked in the industry; some stopped off in the UK and worked as labourers in order to earn the money for their fares to N America.

A database, of over 44,000 entries, of some of those involved in the cane sugar refining industry, mainly in the UK, 16-20C.
Additional information may be available from the original sources, or from the compiler, who will also be pleased to receive further contributions to the database.

Happy to help where I can.
Bryan

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Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 6:09pm

It is generally agreed that the sugar trade began in the UK, in London, c1544,

Hello Bryan,

only for info: there was a Gerdt Zuckerbecker living in Bremen in 1502. (Source: Hans Bahlow, Deutsches Namenlexikon, Ffm 1972, p. 585 )

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Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 10:21pm

Thank you, Detlef ... I have the book ... but we can't be sure that he was a sugarbaker by occupation :(

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Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 4:04pm

Hello Bryan,

in Germany surnames arose mainly from 12th to 16th century. You are right, we can't be shure that Gerdt Z. from Bremen 1502 was a sugarbaker by occupation. If he was not we can be shure that his first ancestor who got a surname added to his christian name was a Zuckerbecker by occupation.
Persian cristalline suger came allready in the 12th century to the European continent.

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Thursday, April 25th 2019, 2:57pm

Hello Detlef

Thank you ... I agree, however the name does not appear to have transferred to UK as a surname ... not uncommon in US, but not found in UK.
As a title for an occupation it did transfer, but was usually written as it was heard, as two common English words - sugar baker.

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