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Baker - Dutch coat of arms Dutch Origins

Coat of Arms: Gold with a blue chevron, and three poplar leaves.

Crest: Description not available

English Origins

Coat of Arms: Silver with a black saltire on which there are five silver escallops, and at the top a silver lion on a black chief.
Crest: Description not availableBaker coat of arms

[Chief.  From the French Chef.  Which means the head or uppermost position of the shield.
  Baker - German German Origins

Coat of Arms: Red background with a silver wavy bend.
[BEND: Representative of a scarf or shield suspender of a knight or commander; signifies defence or protection.]
Crest: Description not available

The Saltire: The term is from Middle English sautire, which is from Middle French saultoir or saulter to jump, or from Latin saltare.  In the days of old the Saltire was made of the height of man and was driven full of pinnes (metal pegs), the use whereof was to scale the low walls of towns.  From this interpretation, the Saltire was bestowed upon one who was successful in accomplishing such a military mission.  The Saltire is also known as St. Andrew’s cross as according to legend is that shape because the apostle Andrew petitioned the Roman authorities who had sentenced him to death not to crucify him on the same shape of cross as Christ, and this was granted.  St. Andrew is Scotland’s patron saint and the Saltire is today its flag and national symbol; from this interpretation the Saltire is in recognition of Scotland, its patron saint, faith and resolution.
Cheveron or Chevron.  One of the honourable ordinaries, and occupies one third of the field, as Ar. a chev. gu.  Diminutives of the chev., are frequently met with, and, when placed at equal distances from each other, are blazoned Cheveronels, as, or three chevronels gu.  If borne in pairs they are termed Couple-close, and when a chev. is placed between them, it may be blazoned either a chev. betw. two couple-closes, or a chev. cottised. See ordinaries below: Saltire Cross or St. Andrews Cross: Symbol of resolution; reward of such as has scaled the walls of towns. Saltire, Saltier or Saltes. One of the honourable ordinaries.  The Saltire is subject to all the accidental forms of lines, as Embattled, Nebule, Wavy, etc.  When figures are borne on the saltire, it is said to be charged, or the charges are said to be, on a saltire.  When the saltire is
between four figures it is said to be cantoned.
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ORDINARIES: Are certain charges in common use in arms, and in their simple forms are bounded by straight lines.  Their number has never been precisely agreed upon, but most heralds recognize nine principal ones, which they call honourable, namely, the cross, the chief, the pale, the bend, the bend sinister, the fesse, the bar, the saltire, and the chevron. [source ARMORIAL GOULD SYMBOLISM LIBRARY]