Gable Family History

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Gable Name Meaning

Northern English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from a minor place named with Old Norse gafl ‘gable’, which was applied to a triangular-shaped hill. The mountain called Great Gable in Cumbria is named in this way. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Gabel. Possibly an altered spelling 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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Gable Family Origin

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Gable Family Occupations

What did your Gable ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and House Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gable. 34% of Gable men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Gable women worked as a House Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gable were Farmers Son and Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • House Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labourer
    10%

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

Gable Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gable Life Expectancy

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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