Boy name origins & meanings
- Old French : Rope
Family name origins & meanings
- Catalan : nickname for a bald man, equivalent to SpanishCabello.
- English : variant spelling ofCable.
- Possibly a respelling of German Göbel (seeGoebel) 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.