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Babcock Family History

Babcock Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): although the first element of this name would suggest it is derived from the Middle English personal name Babb (see Babb ) apparently it is a post-medieval form of Badcock from the Middle English personal name Badecok a pet form of Bade (see Bade ) + the diminutive suffix -cok. There is no reason why a Middle English Babbecok a pet form of Babb (itself a pet form of Barbara ) should not have existed but evidence has yet to be found.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Haycock, Bocock, Alcock, Acock, Aycock, Hancock, Baldock, Pidcock

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Where is the Babcock family from?

You can see how Babcock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Babcock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Babcock families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 500 Babcock families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Babcock's in USA. New York had the highest population of Babcock families in 1840.
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What did your Babcock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Babcock. 13% of Babcock men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Babcock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babcock were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Babcock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Babcock. For the veterans among your Babcock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Babcock lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Babcock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Babcock in 1946 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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