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The surname Babel is derived from the nickname "boebel", an Old German word meaning small. The original bearer of the name was someone who was noted for their diminutive size. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames refer to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Babel Early Origins



The surname Babel was first found in the duchy of Wuerttemberg, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name originates from "Boebel," a word which referred to something small. Chronicles first mention Wernhard dictus Bebele, who was born in Frankfurt around 1307. Ancient chronicles also mention Hans der Bebler (c.1376) of Waldshut, Hans Baebler (c.1358) of Aargau, and Hans Boebel (c.1480) of Wuerttemberg.

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Babel Spelling Variations


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Babel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bebel, Bebele, Bebler, Bebbel, Bebell, Bebels, Boebel, Boebbel, Boebell, Baebel, Baebler, Baebele, Baebell, Babel, Babell, Babler, Babels, Bobe, Bobel, Bobell, Boebe, Bebe, Baebe and many more.

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Babel Early History


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Babel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babel research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1793, 1856, 1472, 1518, 1501, 1690, 1723, 1804, 1913 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Babel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Babel during this period were Heinrich Bebel (1472-1518), who was a well known professor at Tuebingen and humanist of the time. He was crowned poet (gekroenter Dichter) by Maximilian I in 1501. William...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babel Notables 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:

Babel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Daniel Babel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Babel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Babel came to New York City in 1823
  • Annie Babel, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Anna Babel, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895

Babel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Babel, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babel (post 1700)



  • Paul Babel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 1st Ward, 1938
  • Isaac Emmanuelovich Babel (1894-1940), Russian writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Babel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babel 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 11:10.

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