Early Origins of the Babbich family
The surname Babbich was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 15th century when they held estates in that shire. The early references to this name have never been found but we may presume from the numerous farmers and landowners holding the name in Devon
in the 19th century that it was from strong west country stock.
Early History of the Babbich family
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Babbich Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Babbich have been found, including Babbage, Babbidge, Babidge, Babbige, Babbege and others.
Early Notables of the Babbich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babbich family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Babbich, or a variant listed above: James Babbidge who settled in New England
in 1730; and Richard Babbage who arrived in New York in 1834.