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The surname Babst is a nickname surname; that is, it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. For the name Babst, the nickname means one of papal character. It was given to someone noted for their ecclesiastical bearing. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred 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.

Babst Early Origins



The surname Babst was first found in Saxony, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. Chronicles first mention one Hinrich Paves of Luebeck in 1322, a Heinricus der Babest in 1250 around the upper Rhine, and a Burchard der Babest, mayor of Breisach, in 1290. Often it meant "one of papal character." In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as their influence grew.

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Babst Spelling Variations


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Babst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pabst, Papst, Babst, Pabste, Pabbste, Paabste and others.

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Babst Early History


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Babst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babst research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1712 is included under the topic Early Babst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Babst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Babst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babst 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: Adam Pabst arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752; Elisa Pabst settled in Texas in 1845; Johann Adam Pabst came to Philadelphia in 1753 (also registered as Johann Adam Babst).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Babst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Babst (post 1700)



  • Jacob Babst (1846-1926), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Babst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babst 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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