Babbitt Family History

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Babbitt Name Meaning

from the personal name Babot, a medieval pet form of Barbara, or Bobet, a pet form of Robert. Alternatively, perhaps, a nickname from Middle English dialect babbit ‘baby’.

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


Similar surnames: Mabbitt, Rabbitt, Boblitt, Bobbitt, Babb, Hibbitt, Batt, Abbott

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Babbitt Family Origin

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Babbitt Family Occupations

What did your Babbitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Babbitt. 16% of Babbitt men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Babbitt women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babbitt were Fisherman and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Fisherman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Income
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Babbitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Babbitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Babbitt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Babbitt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Babbitt. For the veterans among your Babbitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Babbitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Babbitt lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Babbitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Babbitt in 1951 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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