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Babbidge Early Origins



The surname Babbidge 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.

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Babbidge Spelling Variations


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Babbidge Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Babbidge include Babbage, Babbidge, Babidge, Babbige, Babbege and others.

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Babbidge Early History


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Babbidge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babbidge research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1455, 1487 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Babbidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babbidge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babbidge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Babbidge Notables 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Babbidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Babbidge, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1632

Babbidge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Babbidge, who arrived in New England in 1730
  • James Babbidge who settled in New England in 1730

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbidge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbidge (post 1700)



  • Christopher Babbidge, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996, 2000, 2008
  • Christopher Babbidge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for Maine, 2000

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. 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.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Babbidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babbidge 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 January 2016 at 12:48.

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