Last name: BABINGTON

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BABINGTON : This last name is indexed 20,647 times on Geneanet!

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BABINGTON : 1: English and Scottish: habitational name for someone from Babington in Somerset or Great or Little Bavington in Northumberland which is recorded as Babington until the early 18th century. Both are named with the Old English personal name Babba (see Babb) + the connective particle -ing- ‘associated with named after’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The name may also be derived from Bebington in Cheshire (see 2 below) or Bevington in Warwickshire (see Bevington which has sometimes been altered in spelling by association with Babington).2: English (Cheshire and Lancashire): variant of Bebbington a habitational name from Bebington in Cheshire from the Old English personal name Bebba + the connective particle -ing- ‘associated with named after’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The alteration to Bavington and Bevington shows a common development of -b- to -v- in placenames and surnames.

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