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Meaning and Origin of: Cabell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old French : Rope

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Catalan : nickname for a bald man, equivalent to Spanish Cabello.
  • English : variant spelling of Cable.
  • Possibly a respelling of German Göbel (see Goebel) or Kabel.
  • William Cabell, of Bugley near Warminster, in Wiltshire, England, trained in surgery and migrated to Virginia in the 18th century. The emigrant ancestor of a distinguished VA family, he married in 1726 and by 1741 had carried settlements 50 miles westward. As a pioneer during VA’s westward push, the surgeon had a private hospital from which he handed out medicines and wooden legs crafted by his artisans.