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Zabel Family History

Zabel Name Meaning
German: from a personal name of Slavic origin.Alternatively, perhaps, from Middle High German zabel ‘board game’ (Latin tabula), hence perhaps a nickname for an inveterate game player.North German: variant of Zobel.

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

82,584 Historical Documents with Zabel on Ancestry.com
27,506 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,945 Military Records
2,555 Immigration Records
14,276 Census and Voter Lists
34,302 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Zabel Families

  • Number of Zabel families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Zabel families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Zabel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Zabel Family Origin

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Zabel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Zabel

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Zabel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Zabel Civil War Service Records

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