The present generation of the Babbur family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Baber, in the county of Suffolk
. There is also a place in Cornwall
called Baber (sometimes known as St. Dominick) from which some cases of the name may originate, but it is of later origin than the one in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Babbur family
The surname Babbur was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Babbur family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babbur research.Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1500, 1582, 1601, 1608, 1621, 1757, 1532, 1578, 1571, 1572, 1593, 1644, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Babbur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Babbur Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Babbur include Baber, Babre, Bayber, Baybre, Babar, Baybar, Babor, Babir and many more.
Early Notables of the Babbur family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Babre, a prominent 13th century landholder in Cambridgeshire; Edward Baber (1532-1578), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Bath (1571 to 1572)... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babbur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Babbur family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Babbur were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Francis Baber, who sailed to Massachusettes in 1635. Robert Baber journeyed to Virginia in 1663 and Nick Baber sailed to Philadelphia in 1838.