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Meaning & History

Babbitt is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Suffolk. The surname refers to a person who came from Babe, which may refer to an area known as the Hundred of Babegh in the county of Suffolk. The place-name literally means Babba's enclosure. Babba is a personal name meaning protector.

Notable Figures:
Almon W. Babbitt (1812–1856), early Latter-day Saint leader and first secretary and treasurer of Utah Territory
Art Babbitt (1907–1992), American animator
Benjamin T. Babbitt (1809-1889), American businessman and inventor
Bruce Babbitt (born 1938), United States Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton administration
Dina Babbitt (1923-2009), American painter
George T. Babbitt, Jr., United States Air Force general
Harriet C. Babbitt (born 1947), American diplomat, attorney, and former First Lady of Arizona
Irving Babbitt (1865–1933), American academic and literary critic
Isaac Babbitt (1799–1862), American inventor
J. Randolph Babbitt (born 1946), FAA Administrator during the Obama administration
Milton Babbitt (1916–2011), American composer of serial and electronic music
Natalie Babbitt (1932−2016), American author and illustrator of children's books, notably Tuck Everlasting, The Eyes of the Amaryllis, and Knee-Knock Rise
Luke Babbitt (born 1989), American basketball player
Tabitha Babbitt, American inventor
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