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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

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

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Babe Family Origin

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Babe Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Babe family was Saw Miller. The most common Babe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Babe's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Babe.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Merchant

  • Saw Miller


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Babe Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Babe. For the veterans among your Babe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Babe Life Expectancy

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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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