Today I am introducing a previously unknown Babb lineage, which I have deemed the Gryphons. This line was recently DNA proven and becomes the 3rd independent lineage of Babbs in the County of Devon and the 7th overall.
As I mentioned in my posts The Somerset Dragons (of Somerset, England), The Falcon Babbs (of Devon, England) and The Good Shepherds (of Hatherleigh, Devon, England), every DNA Proven lineage gets its own mascot and crest. The Crest used to represent this great house of Babbs is NOT historic, but a modern interpretation of what a crest for this family might look like. In this case, I have drawn upon a mythological beast, which shares a lions body with the head of an Eagle. You will notice a striking resemblance in the lion’s body with that of the Devon Falcons, though the two should not be confused. The purpose of the mascots/crests is to help keep our conversations about these lines from merging accidentally.
This line is also known as Devon Pedigree 05 and is small but plucky with a number of distant destinations as the family spread out across the world. Please join me in welcoming this new line of Babbs to our fold and I hope you like the crest:
- dna-07_-griffins-of-halberton-devon (bef 1748 in Halberton, Devon)