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Babin Family History

Babin Name Meaning

French: from a pet name derived from the personal name Babylas; it was the name of patriarch of Antioch who was beatified in the 3rd century. Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the personal name Babe. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from Babino, a village in Belarus. Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish (Babyn): metronymic or patronymic from baba ‘grandmother’, ‘old woman’, either meaning son of an old woman or a nickname denoting a fussy man. Serbian: nickname from baba ‘grandmother’ or babo ‘father’.

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


Similar surnames: Babic, Bain, Sabin, Babino, Baron, Hain, Baba, Balin, Main, Rabin

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Where is the Babin family from?

You can see how Babin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Babin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Babin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 64 Babin families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Babin's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Babin families in 1840.
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What did your Babin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Babin. 20% of Babin men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Babin women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babin were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Babin. For the veterans among your Babin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Babin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Babin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Babin in 1946 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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