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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Gäbel) : from the personal name Gabelo, a derivative of Gabo, of unexplained origin.
  • German (Gäbel) : habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a fork (see Gabel).
  • German (Gäbel) : from Middle High German gebel ‘skull’, ‘head’, presumably a nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the skull.

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