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Babel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German or Polish Babel ‘Babylon’ (which was named with the Assyrian elements bab ‘gate’ + ilu ‘god’). The Jewish people were held in captivity in Babylon from 597 to about 538 bc, and the name was sometimes adopted with reference to being an oppressed minority in a foreign culture. French: from a medieval personal name bestowed in honor of St. Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, whose name is of uncertain origin. German: variant of the personal name Babo, a name developed from baby talk, also a pet form of Paul.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Babe, Gabel, Abel, Habel, Bandel, Basel, Abele, Zabel, Hamel, Bade

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Babel Family Origin

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Babel Family Occupations

What did your Babel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Babel. 20% of Babel men worked as a Builders Labourer and 60% of Babel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Babel were Lorry Driver and Antifieral Lill Spenner Refugee

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Disabled Soldier
  • Leyr Worker Arbbad Flower Refugee
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • 90th Year Bedridden
  • Antifieral Lill Spenner Refugee

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Babel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Babel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Babel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Babel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Babel. For the veterans among your Babel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Babel Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Babel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Babel in 1959 was 52, and 82 in 2004.

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