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Gabel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of forks, from Middle High German gabel(e), German Gabel ‘fork’. The reference is to any of the various pieces of agricultural equipment denoted by this word, for example hay forks, shearlegs, etc. Table forks were not used in Germany for eating before the 16th century. German: topographic name for someone who lived near a fork in a road or river, or owned a forked piece of land, from the German word in this transferred sense. German: habitational name from any of the places called Gabel in Germany, in Schleswig, Thuringia, Silesia, and in particular one in Bohemia, which derive their name from Slavic jablo ‘apple tree’. German: from a short form of Gabriel. Americanized spelling of German Gäbel (see Gaebel) or Göbel (see Goebel). Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of 1–3 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kabel, Gaber, Babel, Habel, Gaebel, Abele, Abel, Gobel, Haber, Zabel

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Gabel Family Origin

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Gabel Family Occupations

What did your Gabel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gabel family was Lacemaker. The most common Gabel occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Gabel's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayers Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gabel.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    33%
  • Bricklayers Lab

    33%
  • Lacemaker

    33%

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Gabel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gabel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gabel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gabel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gabel. For the veterans among your Gabel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gabel Life Expectancy

What is the average Gabel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gabel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gabel in 1943 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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