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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.

Early History of the Babbs family


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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.

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.
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Migration of the Babbs family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • Sarah Babbs, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • Robert Babbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm
  • Sarah Babbs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The TRAFALGAR 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Trafalgar.htm

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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