Babbidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Babbidge family
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.
Important Dates for the Babbidge family
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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.
Early Notables of the Babbidge family (pre 1700)
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Babbidge migration to the United States
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Babbidge (post 1700)
- Christopher Babbidge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for Maine, 2000 
- Christopher Babbidge, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996, 2000, 2008
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html