Babe Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Baba (babe or bobe in Yiddish), from Slavic baba ‘grandmother’, ‘old woman’. This name was sometimes given to a tenderly guarded or seriously sick child. German: recorded in Eastphalia as a surname since the 15th century but of uncertain origin. In eastern areas of Germany the Sorbian (Slavic) word baba ‘old woman’ (see 1) may be involved; in the south perhaps a development from baby talk like Babo. Compare Baab Perhaps also an Americanized form of Baab, Baba, or some similar name.

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

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Babe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Book Keeper

    3%
  • Brakeman

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Babe family was Brakeman. The most common Babe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Babe's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Babe.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Babe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Babe in 1962 was 82, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Babe

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