Babb Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Babb name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Babb. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Babb Family Origin

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Babb Family Occupations

What did your Babb ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Babb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Babb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Babb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Babb. 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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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Babb. For the veterans among your Babb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Babb Life Expectancy

What is the average Babb lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Babb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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