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The surname Babell 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.

Babell Early Origins



The surname Babell 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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Babell Spelling Variations


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Babell 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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Babell Early History


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Babell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babell 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 Babell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the surname Babell 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 Babell 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 or some of its variants were: Philip Bebel, who came to Philadelphia in 1749. Jacob Bobell arrived in Philadelphia in 1767; Godlieb Bobe in 1750; while Simon Boebe left the States for Canada in 1783 with the United Empire Loyalists. Thomas Babel came to New York City in 1823.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Babell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babell 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 6 November 2014 at 13:53.

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