Babb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Babb family

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.

Important Dates for the Babb family

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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.

Early Notables of the Babb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Babb family to Ireland

Some of the Babb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Babb migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Philip Babb, who arrived in Maine in 1652 [1]
  • Thomas Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • William Babb, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Abraham Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]
  • Jos Babb, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]
  • Nickolas Babb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johannes Babb, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • George, James, John, Luke, and Owen Babb, all, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1833 to 1858

Babb migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Babb Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • John Babb, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1681 [2]
Babb Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Babb, who settled in Carbonear in 1784
  • John Babb, who settled in Low Point, Newfoundland in 1797 [2]
  • Thomas Babb, from Newton Abbot, Devon, England, held lands in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1798 [2]

Babb migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Babb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Babb, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Babb (post 1700)

  • T. C. Babb, American Republican politician, Chair of Perquimans County Republican Party, 1952 [3]
  • John E. Babb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952 [3]
  • N. J. Babb, American politician, Mayor of South Norfolk, Virginia, 1954-56 [3]
  • James G. Babb Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000 [3]
  • H. A. Babb, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948 [3]
  • H. A. Babb, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932 [3]
  • George W. P. Babb, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1923-24 [3]
  • George J. Babb (b. 1871), American politician, Mayor of Champaign, Illinois, 1923-27, 1944-51 [3]
  • George H. Babb, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 2nd District, 1919-22 [3]
  • Edward C. Babb (1834-1899), American Republican politician, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1889-91 [3]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Babb family

Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. David Alfred Babb (1983-1996), from Volant, Pennsylvania, USA, American passenger traveling with Clara and Namik Erzos flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [4]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Allen J. Babb, British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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