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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Babb come from when the family resided in Suffolk. The surname Babb refers to a person who came from Babe, which may refer to an area known as the Hundred of Babegh in the county of Suffolk. The place-name literally means Babba's enclosure. Babba is a personal name meaning protector.

Babb Early Origins



The surname Babb was first found in Dorset, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Babb Spelling Variations


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Babb Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Babb has been recorded under many different variations, including Babe, Babb, Babbs, Babbe and others.

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Babb Early History


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Babb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babb research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Babb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babb In Ireland


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Babb In Ireland



Some of the Babb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Babb or a variant listed above:

Babb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Babb, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • Edward Babb, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Philip Babb, who arrived in Maine in 1652
  • Thomas Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • William Babb, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Babb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Babb, who arrived in Maryland in 1700
  • Abraham Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Jos Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Nickolas Babb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Babb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Babb Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Babb, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George, James, John, Luke, and Owen Babb, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1833 to 1858

Babb Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Babb settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1681 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Babb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Babb settled in Carbonear in 1784
  • John Babb settled in Low Point, Newfoundland in 1797 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Babb, from Newton Abbot, Devon, England, held lands in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Babb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Babb arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babb (post 1700)



  • William J. Babb (1846-1923), American politician, Populist candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1903, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas (1913-1914)
  • Washington Irving Babb (1844-1925), American politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives in 1884
  • George J. Babb (b. 1871), American politician, Mayor of Champaign, Illinois, 1923-27, 1944-51
  • George H. Babb, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 2nd District, 1919-22
  • Edward C. Babb (1834-1899), American Republican politician, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1889-91
  • George W. P. Babb, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1923-24
  • H. A. Babb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932
  • H. A. Babb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948
  • James G. Babb Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000
  • John E. Babb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Babb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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