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Babe Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Baba (from Czech baba ‘grandmother old woman’). This name was sometimes given as an omen or well-wishing name to a tenderly guarded or seriously sick child in the hope of prophesying a long life. Germanized form of Sorbian Baba or Babo or of some other Slavic nickname derived from baba ‘(old) woman’ (compare 1 above). German: probably a variant of Baab a name derived from baby talk. Possibly also an Americanized form of Swiss German Baebi or Bäbi: from a pet form of the ancient Germanic name Babo.

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

Similar surnames: Bobe, Baba, Babel, Bade, Mabe, Babb, Gabe, Barbe, Babu, Bake

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Where is the Babe family from?

You can see how Babe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Babe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Babe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Babe families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Babe's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Babe families in 1840.
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What did your Babe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Babe. 22% of Babe men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Babe women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babe were Trucker and School Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Trucker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • School Teacher
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What is the average Babe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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