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The name Babbitt is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Suffolk. The surname Babbitt 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.

Babbitt Early Origins



The surname Babbitt 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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Babbitt Spelling Variations


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Babbitt Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Babbitt has been spelled many different ways, including Babe, Babb, Babbs, Babbe and others.

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Babbitt Early History


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Babbitt Early History



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

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Babbitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babbitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Babbitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babbitt In Ireland


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Babbitt In Ireland



Some of the Babbitt 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Babbitts to arrive in North America:

Babbitt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Babbitt, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Edward Babbitt, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1738
  • Asa Babbitt, who landed in New Hampshire in 1770

Babbitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • N B Babbitt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W G Babbitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Babbitt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Babbitt Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbitt (post 1700)



  • Francis Sanford Babbitt (1843-1917), American politician, Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives (1882-1883), Mayor of Taunton, Mass (1891-1893)
  • Florence S. Babbitt (1847-1929), American politician, member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919, Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Elijah Babbitt (1795-1887), American politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 25th District, 1859-63
  • Clinton Babbitt (1831-1907), American politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1891-1893
  • Bruce Edward "Bruce" Babbitt (b. 1938), American lawyer and State Attorney General (1975-1978), Governor of Arizona (1978-1987)
  • Arthur Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1928
  • Bruce Edward Babbitt (b. 1938), American Democrat politician, Governor of Arizona, 1978-87; Candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1988; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1993-2001
  • Clinton Babbitt (1831-1907), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1891-93
  • David B. Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1955-56
  • Don C. Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1912-13
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Babbitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babbitt 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.

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