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Babbitt Name Meaning

English (Suffolk and Somerset): variant of Bobbitt . This surname is now extinct in Britain.

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

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

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Where is the Babbitt family from?

You can see how Babbitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Babbitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Babbitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Babbitt families living in Dorset. This was about 30% of all the recorded Babbitt's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Babbitt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Babbitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Babbitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Babbitt. 17% of Babbitt men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Babbitt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babbitt were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Babbitt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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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