Meaning and Origin of: Babbitt

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the personal name Babot, a medieval pet form of Barbara, or Bobet, a pet form of Robert.
  • English : Alternatively, perhaps, a nickname from Middle English dialectbabbit ‘baby’.
  • English : The founder of the American Babbitt family was Edward Bobet, who came to Plymouth Colony in 1643.