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The Babbit name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Suffolk. The surname Babbit 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.

Babbit Early Origins



The surname Babbit 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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Babbit Early History


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Babbit Early History



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

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Babbit Spelling Variations


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Babbit Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Babbit has undergone many spelling variations, including Babe, Babb, Babbs, Babbe and others.

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Babbit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babbit Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Babbit In Ireland


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Babbit In Ireland



Some of the Babbit 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Babbit Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Babbit U.E. who settled in Gagetown, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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