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Babin Family History

Babin Name Meaning

French: nickname derived from bab- an onomatopoeic root indicating pouting or stuttering. This surname is found mainly in LA and TX. Compare Babine and Burbine . Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the personal name Babe formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in. Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name from Babino a village in Belarus. Russian Serbian Croatian Rusyn and Sorbian; Slovak (also Babín): metronymic or patronymic from baba ‘(old) woman’ figuratively (for a man) ‘coward’ (see Baba compare Babic Babich Babicz ).

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

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 1911 there were 389 Babin families living in Quebec. This was about 54% of all the recorded Babin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Babin families in 1911.
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What did your Babin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Babin. 28% of Babin men worked as a Cultivateur and 38% of Babin women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babin were Carpenter and 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 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Cultivateur
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Babin. 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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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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