Babbitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Babbitt family

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.

Important Dates for the Babbitt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babbitt research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babbitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Babbitt family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Babbitt family to Ireland

Some of the Babbitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Babbitt migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Edward Babbitt, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1738 [1]
  • Asa Babbitt, who landed in New Hampshire in 1770 [1]
Babbitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • N B Babbitt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • W G Babbitt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Babbitt migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Babbitt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Babbitt Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Babbitt (post 1700)

  • Wayne H. Babbitt (1928-1994), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1964; Vice-chair of Arkansas Republican Party, 1967; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1972 [3]
  • William J. Babbitt, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orleans County, 1832 [3]
  • Paul Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 1st District, 2004 [3]
  • Marion Barney Babbitt (1883-1978), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1924 [3]
  • Marcus Babbitt, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Brookfield, 1875 [3]
  • Leman L. Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Allegany County, 1952 [3]
  • James E. Babbitt, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1933-36; Member of Arizona State Senate, 1937-44 [3]
  • John George Babbitt (1908-1993), American politician, Member of Arizona State Senate, 1945-48 [3]
  • Jacob Babbitt (1809-1862), American Democrat politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1860 [3]
  • Harriet C. Babbitt (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Member, Arrangements Committee, Democratic National Convention, 1984 ; U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States, 1993-97 [3]
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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