Babbs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Babbs family

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.

Important Dates for the Babbs family

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

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.

Early Notables of the Babbs family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Babbs family to Ireland

Some of the Babbs 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.

Babbs migration to Canada

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Babbs or a variant listed above:

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]

Babbs migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Babbs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Babbs, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]
  • Sarah Babbs, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]
  • Robert Babbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [2]
  • Sarah Babbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Babbs (post 1700)

  • Dorothy Babbs (1927-1998), American actress

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Citations

  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
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