First name origin & meaning:
Old French: Rope
First name variations: Cabel, Cab, Cabe, Cabell
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope,
especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from
Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum
‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with
Latin capere ‘to seize’).
- English: possibly from an Old
English personal name, Ceadbeald.
- English: metonymic
occupational name for a horseman, from Middle English cabal
- From German Göbel (see
Goebel), assimilated to the English name.
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