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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Babur is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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.

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The surname Babur was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Babur has been spelled many different ways, including Baber, Babre, Bayber, Baybre, Babar, Baybar, Babor, Babir and many more.


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

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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 Babur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Baburs to arrive in North America: Francis Baber, who sailed to Massachusettes in 1635. Robert Baber journeyed to Virginia in 1663 and Nick Baber sailed to Philadelphia in 1838.

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    The Babur Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Babur 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.

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