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New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Baldwin surname or get a copy of the Baldwin family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"BALDWIN. Teut. Baldwlnfe, "bold frien'd.' A favorite name with the Normans. Baldwin, vicecomes, and Waldeus ejus filius witnessed a grant of the church of Wicestun (now Wiston, Lanarkshire) and its chapel to the Abbey of Kelso, 1153-65 (Kelso, 336). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Wikipedia Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC (3 August 1867 ? 14 December 1947) was a British Conservative politician, statesman, and major figure on the political scene in the interwar years.
Wikipedia Robert Baldwin (12 May 1804 ? 09 December 1858) was born at York (now Toronto).
Wikipedia James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 ? November 30, 1987) was an American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist.
Wikipedia Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American film and television actor.
Wikipedia Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, producer and director.
Wikipedia Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12, 1966) is an American actor and the youngest of the Baldwin brothers.
Wikipedia William Joseph "Billy" Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, known for his starring roles in such films as "Backdraft" (1991) and "Flatliners" (1990).
Wikipedia Roger Sherman Baldwin (January 4, 1793 ? February 19, 1863) was an American lawyer involved in the Amistad case, who later became governor of Connecticut and United States Senator.
Wikipedia Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is an American politician, and has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing.
Wikipedia Karen Dianne Baldwin, (born September 6, 1963, London, Ontario, Canada) was the winner of the 1982 Miss Canada and Miss Universe pageants?one of 2 Canadian women to win Miss Universe, the other being Natalie Glebova who won Miss Universe 2005.
Wikipedia Abraham Baldwin (November 23, 1754 ? March 4, 1807) was an American politician, Patriot, and Founding Father from the U.
Wikipedia Robert Charles "Bob" Baldwin (born 9 March 1955), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to October 1998 and again since November 2001, representing theDivision of Paterson in New South Wales.
Wikipedia Christopher Baldwin (born February 25, 1973) is an American illustrator and author of several webcomics, the most significant being "Bruno", a look at the life of an introspective young woman set in the real world.
Wikipedia Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Charles Obadiah "Chuck" Baldwin (born May 3, 1952) is an American politician and founder-pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida.
Wikipedia Henry Porter Baldwin (February 22, 1814 December 31, 1892), a descendant of pilgrim father Nathaniel Baldwin, was Governor of Michigan and U.
Wikipedia Henry Baldwin (January 14, 1780 ? April 21, 1844) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from January 18, 1830, to April 21, 1844.
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Wikipedia Theodore Anderson Baldwin (December 21, 1839 ? September 1, 1925) was a U.
Wikipedia Augustus Carpenter Baldwin (December 24, 1817 ? January 21, 1903) was a politician from the U.
Wikipedia Sally Baldwin (4 November 1940 ? 28 October 2003) was a former University of York social sciences professor, who was killed by an automatic escalator.
Wikipedia Shauna Singh Baldwin (born 1962 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian-American novelist of Indian descent.
Wikipedia Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 ? August 26, 1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Wikipedia Matthias William Baldwin (December 10, 1795 ? September 7, 1866) was an American manufacturer of steam locomotives.
Wikipedia Jason Baldwin (born April 11, 1977) is one of the 3 members of what has been called the West Memphis 3 (Baldwin, Damien Echols, and Jessie Misskelley).
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Wikipedia John Brown Baldwin (January 11, 1820 ? September 30, 1873) was a politician in Virginia during the American Civil War, when he served in the Confederate Congress.
Wikipedia Frank Dwight Baldwin (June 26, 1842 ? April 22, 1923), a native of Constantine, Michigan, and born in Manchester, Michigan, is one of only 19 servicemen to receive the Medal of Honor twice.
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Wikipedia Augustus Warren Baldwin (October 1 1776 ? January 5 1866) was a naval officer and political figure in Upper Canada.
Wikipedia William Warren Baldwin (April 25, 1775 ? January 8, 1844) was a doctor, businessman, lawyer, judge, architect and political figure in Upper Canada.
Wikipedia Thomas Scott Baldwin (June 30, 1860 ? May 17, 1923) was a U.
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Wikipedia Thomas "Tommy" Baldwin (born June 10, 1945 in Gateshead) is a former footballer who played for various clubs, mainly in London.
Wikipedia Joseph Baldwin (October 31, 1827, some sources indicate October 27, 1827 ? January 13, 1899) was a pioneering educator and called by some the "father of the normal school system".
Wikipedia Peter Baldwin (born 29 July 1933, Chichester, West Sussex, England) is a British actor.
Wikipedia Peter Jeremy Baldwin (born 12 April 1951) is a former Australian politician.
Wikipedia George Pearce Baldwin (17 May 1789 ? 1 October 1840) came from Broseley in Shropshire and moved to Worcestershire at the start of the 19th Century, becoming an iron founder at Stourport-on-Severn.
Wikipedia Ephraim Francis Baldwin (October 4, 1837 ? January 20, 1916) was an American architect, best known for his work for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and for the Roman Catholic Church.
Wikipedia Melvin Riley Baldwin (April 12, 1838 ? April 15, 1901) was a Representative from Minnesota.
Wikipedia Frederick Walker Baldwin (January 2, 1882 ? August 7, 1948), also known as Casey Baldwin, was an engineer and a hydrofoil and aviation pioneer who was also the first Canadian to pilot an aircraft.
Wikipedia Faith Baldwin (October 1, 1893 ? March 18, 1978) was a very successful U.
Wikipedia William Edwin Baldwin (July 28, 1827 ? February 19, 1864) was a Confederate Army officer during the American Civil War.
Wikipedia Patrick Michael "Pat" Baldwin (born November 12 1982) a footballer, currently playing for Bristol Rovers, on loan from Colchester United.
Wikipedia Greg Baldwin (born September 13, 1960 in Grants, New Mexico) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Briscoe Baldwin (January 18, 1789 ? May 18, 1852) was Virginia attorney, politician, and jurist.
Wikipedia Thomas Baldwin (1568, Watford ? 1641, Berkhamsted) was Comptroller of the King's Works from 1606 to 1641.
Wikipedia Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (April 3, 1828 ? March 1, 1909) was a prominent California businessman and investor of the second half of the 19th century.
Wikipedia Frank Stephen Baldwin (April 10, 1838 ? April 8, 1925) was a pioneer calculating machine designer.
Wikipedia Lieutenant Commander Andrew James "Andy" Baldwin, USN (born February 5, 1977, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA) is a US Naval Officer, ironman triathlete, humanitarian, and physician.
Wikipedia Florence Emily "Florrie" Baldwin n?e Davies (born 31 March 1896) is a supercentenarian and, at the age of, recognised as the oldest living person in the United Kingdom following the death of 111-year-old Aida Mason on 9 February 2007.
Wikipedia Chaplain Ebenezer Baldwin (July 3, 1745-October 1, 1776) was a noted religious leader in Connecticut in the years preceding the American Revolution.
Wikipedia Robert Baldwin (born 1934-11-13) is an American politician, who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 until 2002, when he chose not to run for reelection.
Wikipedia Maurice Scollard Baldwin (21 June 1836 ? 19 October 1904) was a Canadian Anglican Bishop from Toronto.
Wikipedia John Denison Baldwin (September 28, 1809 ? July 8, 1883) was an American politician, Congregationalist minister, newspaper editor, and popular anthropological writer.
Wikipedia Connell James Baldwin (1777 ? 14 December 1861) was an Irish soldier and civil servant.
Wikipedia Jeffrey Baldwin (January 20 1997 ? November 30 2002) was a Canadian child whose death from septic shock after years of mistreatment by his grandparents, Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman, led to significant changes in policy by children's aid societies in the granting of custody of children to relatives.
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Wikipedia Sir Archer Baldwin MC (30 December 1883 ? 27 March 1966) was a farmer and British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP).
Wikipedia Johnny Baldwin (born April 1, 1984 in) is a professional American and Canadian football linebacker for the California Redwoods of the United Football League.
Wikipedia William "Bill" Baldwin (born Leigh, Lancashire, 31 January 1907, died 1982) was an English professional football (soccer) player.
Wikipedia Alton Baldwin (March 21, 1923May 23, 1994) was a professional American football end/defensive back who played in the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League.
Wikipedia Mike Baldwin (born January 15, 1955 in Pasadena, California) is a former motorcycle road racer.
Wikipedia Douglas Colin Roy Baldwin (November 2, 1922 ? July 10, 2007) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman that enjoyed a 20-year hockey career which included NHL stints with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks.
Wikipedia Elias Briggs Baldwin (June 17, 1834 ? October 1893) was a Union Army lieutenant colonel, later Provost Marshal, and pioneer of Labette County, Kansas.
Wikipedia Ervin Baldwin (born August 25, 1986 in) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Hanson Weightman Baldwin (March 22, 1903 - November 13, 1991) was the long-time military editor of the "New York Times".
Wikipedia Jeffrey Allen Baldwin (born September 5, 1965 in Milford, Delaware) is a former Major League Baseball player.
Wikipedia Rickey Alan Baldwin (born June 1, 1953 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
Wikipedia Doug Baldwin (born November 12, 1952) is a playwright, actor and copywriter living in Portland, Oregon.
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Wikipedia Howard "Harry" Edward Baldwin (June 3, 1900 - January 23, 1958) was a professional baseball player.
Wikipedia Gordon Baldwin (born March 1, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League (AHL).
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Wikipedia Joseph George Baldwin (26 July 1921 ? 1976) was an English professional association football player of the 1950s.
Wikipedia William Baldwin (29 March 1779 ? 1 September 1819) was an American physician and botanist who is today remembered for his significant contributions to botany.
Wikipedia Stephanie Baldwin (born 1978) is a beauty queen from Fullerton, California.
Wikipedia Nathaniel Baldwin (December 1, 1878 ? January 19, 1961) was the inventor of headphones and a supporter of the early Mormon fundamentalist movement.
Wikipedia Clarence Geoghan "Kid" Baldwin (-) was a Major League Baseball catcher.