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
Early Origins of the Babbit family
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.
Early History of the Babbit family
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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.
Early Notables of the Babbit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babbit family to 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.
Migration of the Babbit family to the New World and Oceana
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 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