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Gable Name Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname perhaps from Middle English gabel a variant of gavel ‘manorial or customary rent’ (Old English gafol medieval Latin gabulum) denoting someone with land or a tenement that owed such dues. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Gabel . Possibly an altered form of German Göbel (see Goebel ).

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


Similar surnames: Gabler, Cable, Gamble, Goble, Gabel, Galle, Sable, Gabe, Hable, Gale

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Where is the Gable family from?

You can see how Gable families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gable family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gable families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Gable families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Gable's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gable families in 1911.
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What did your Gable ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gable. 48% of Gable men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    9%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Gable. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gable census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gable. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Gable. For the veterans among your Gable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gable lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gable in 1944 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

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