Gabriel Family History

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Gabriel Name Meaning

English, Scottish, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Gavriel ‘God has given me strength’. This was borne by an archangel in the Bible (Daniel 8:16 and 9:21), who in the New Testament announced the impending birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26–38). It has been a comparatively popular personal name in all parts of Europe, among both Christians and Jews, during the Middle Ages and since. Compare Michael and Raphael. It was the name of a famous patriarch and archbishop of Serbia (died 1659). In Russia it was the official Christian name of St. Vsevolod (died 1138). In the U.S. this name has absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example the Greek patronymics Gabrielis, Gabrielatos, Gabrielidis, Gabrielakos, Gabrieloglou.

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

Similar surnames: Daniel, Marie, Gabel, Gabris, Abril, Garin, Grill, Ariel, Gabriele

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Gabriel Family Origin

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Gabriel Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Bricklayer


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gabriel family was Bricklayer. The most common Gabriel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Gabriel's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabriel.

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