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The ancestors of the name Babbs date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Babbs family lived in Suffolk. The surname Babbs 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.

Babbs Early Origins



The surname Babbs 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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Babbs Spelling Variations


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Babbs Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Babbs are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Babbs include: Babe, Babb, Babbs, Babbe and others.

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Babbs Early History


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Babbs Early History



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

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Babbs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babbs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Babbs In Ireland


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Babbs In Ireland



Some of the Babbs 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:

Babbs Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Babbs, who settled in Harbour Grace in 1806
  • Bridget Babbs, settled in Heart's Content, Newfoundland in 1819 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Babbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Babbs, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Sarah Babbs, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Robert Babbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849
  • Sarah Babbs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babbs (post 1700)



  • Dorothy Babbs (1927-1998), American actress

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Citations


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  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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