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Baba Name Meaning

Japanese: from a word meaning ‘horse-riding ground’, ‘race track’; a common place name. The surname is found mostly in west central Japan. One Baba family in Kai (now Yamanashi prefecture) were samurai, vassals of the Takeda family. Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Hungarian: from the Slavic word baba ‘old woman’, ‘grandmother’, ‘witch’, hence an unflattering nickname for a man thought to resemble an old woman. In Czech baba can also mean ‘coward’. Hungarian (Bába): habitational name from one of many places called Bába, in Abaúj, Borsod, Somogy, and Vas counties of Hungary, and Közép-Szolnok county, now in Romania. Arabic (Baba): from a diminutive of Abu ‘father’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Kaba, Babe, Bara, Baca, Baka, Basa, Raba, Gaba, Bata, Babu

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Baba Family Origin

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Baba Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Baba occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Baba's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Baba.

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Baba Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Baba Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Baba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Baba in 1953 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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