Babb Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): probably from a Middle English nickname, bab(e) ‘baby’, but possibly from the female personal name Babb(e), a pet form of Barbara (see Barbary), or the Old English personal name Babba, found in several place names, including Babbacombe in Devon and Babington in Somerset. Variant of German Bobb (see Bob).

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


Similar surnames: Tabb, Baab, Babe, Bubb, Bibb, Bay, Baba, Baum, Ban, Mabb

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Babb Family Origin

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Babb Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Babb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Babb's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Babb. A less common occupation for the Babb family was Keeping House.

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Babb Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Babb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Babb in 1947 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Babb

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