Origins of surname
We have found no information about the name in the spelling found in Jersey, but Babaud and Baboud, almost certainly variants, are said to have their origin in the adjective babau, from the South of France, which means a simpleton. Babot is relatively common throughout France but rare in Brittany and Normandy.
This is probably a family with French origins, but no records have been found for the ancestry of Arthur Babot, whose children with Charlotte Sall are the first to appear in Jersey church records in the 1750s.
All the Babots we have been able to trace in Jersey, and also Southampton, are descended from Arthur and Charlotte.
This was a family of mariners. Their grandsons Nicholas and George were both masters and moved between Jersey and Southampton. George's sons George John, James Charles and Edwin Sinel Babot were all masters, and grandson George John was also a master, as was his son George William. Edwin Sinel Babot sailed far and wide and eventually settled in New Zealand.
- Babot baptisms in Jersey
- Babot marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Babot marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Babot burials in Jersey
This will created by a member of the Babot family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of the will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Selina Babot, 4 Old Street, St Helier - 4 January 1915, D/Y/A/74
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