When Moses Babcock was born about 1815, in United States, his father, Peleg Babcock Jr., was 44 and his mother, Martha Patty Morgan, was 42. He died in Union, Illinois, United States.
English (Lancashire): although the first element of this name would suggest it is derived from the Middle English personal name Babb (see Babb ), apparently it is a post-medieval form of Badcock, from the Middle English personal name Badecok, a pet form of Bade (see Bade ) + the diminutive suffix -cok. There is no reason why a Middle English Babbecok, a pet form of Babb (itself a pet form of Barbara ), should not have existed, but evidence has yet to be found.
History: James Babcock settled in Portsmouth, RI, in 1642.