Family name origins & meanings
- German : from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Habo, a short form of various compound names formed with had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’.
- Dutch : topographic name from abeel, denoting a type of poplar tree.
- Dutch : from the personal name Abel (see Abel).
- Czech and German : Germanized variant of Czech Havel, from the saint’s name Gallus ‘Gall’.