When Madeline Babbage was born in 1880, in Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, William John Babbage, was 25 and her mother, Ida Emily Simpson, was 25. She married George Jennings Shipp in 1903. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Bromley, London, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Sutton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1939. She died in 1966, in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.
English (Devon): perhaps a nickname for someone given to mockery or fooling people, or alternatively for someone who stammered or spoke indistinctly. The source looks like an unrecorded Anglo-Norman French ba(u)bich, bobich, Middle English ba(u)bi(s)ch, bobi(s)ch, with two possible senses. It could be related to Middle English babishen ‘to mock, scoff at’, from the same root as Old French baubir, bober ‘to mock, deride, make fun of’, and Anglo-Norman French baubeur ‘false, insincere person’ (compare Middle English bobben ‘to deride, make a fool of’). Alternatively, the surname might be related to Anglo-Norman French balbuisir (from Latin balbutire) ‘to stammer, speak indistinctly’, with the same root as Old French bauber, Anglo-Norman French baber ‘to stammer’, and Anglo-Norman French baube ‘stammering’ (from Latin balbus) and baubeur ‘stammerer’.
In some cases also an Americanized form of Serbian Babić (see Babic ).