Gable Family History
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