cabell boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old French: Rope

First name variations: Cabel, Cab, Cabe, Cable

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Catalan: nickname for a bald man, equivalent to Spanish Cabello.
  2. English: variant spelling of Cable.
  3. Possibly a respelling of German Göbel (see Goebel) or Kabel.
  4. William Cabell, of Bugley near Warminster, in Wiltshire, England, trained in surgery and migrated to Virginia in the 18th century. The emigrant ancestor of a distinguished VA family, he married in 1726 and by 1741 had carried settlements 50 miles westward. As a pioneer during VA’s westward push, the surgeon had a private hospital from which he handed out medicines and wooden legs crafted by his artisans.
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