The name Babr is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Babr family
The surname Babr was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Babr family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babr 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 Babr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Babr 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 Babr 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Babr include: Baber, Babre, Bayber, Baybre, Babar, Baybar, Babor, Babir and many more.
Early Notables of the Babr 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 Babr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Babr family to the New World and Oceana
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 Babr or a variant listed above: Francis Baber, who sailed to Massachusettes in 1635. Robert Baber journeyed to Virginia in 1663 and Nick Baber sailed to Philadelphia in 1838.