History of your Surname
Get access to Kabel family records.Start a free trial

Kabel Family History

Kabel Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle Low German kabel ‘lot field’. This alludes to the custom in North Rhine-Westphalia of alloting communally owned plots of land to individual farmers by the drawing of lots. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who produced cables from Dutch kabel ‘cable’ or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house which was distinguished by the image of a cable possibly because it referred to a manufactory of ropes and cables.

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


Similar surnames: Gabel, Kobel, Zabel, Kagel, Kadel, Kober, Kamel, Kibel, Habel, Haber

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kabel family from?

You can see how Kabel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kabel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kabel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Kabel families living in Manitoba. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kabel's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kabel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kabel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kabel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kabel. 34% of Kabel men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Kabel | Data not to scale

*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
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Fathers Farm
    23%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kabel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kabel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kabel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Kabel

Passenger Lists

There are 672 immigration records available for the last name Kabel. 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.

View all Kabel immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kabel. For the veterans among your Kabel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kabel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kabel family history

Discover More

What is the average Kabel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kabel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kabel in 1944 was 28, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kabel

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kabel family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial