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Constable Name Meaning

English (southeastern): occupational name for the law-enforcement officer of a parish from Middle English Old French conestable cunestable from Late Latin comes stabuli ‘officer of the stable’. The title was also borne by various other officials during the Middle Ages including the chief officer of a household or court or a military officer and this may in some cases be the source of the surname. Americanized form of Dutch Constapel an occupational name for the chief gunner aboard a ship or in the garrison of a fort.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Costabile, Constant, Constantine, Stables, Castle, Stabler, Conte

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Where is the Constable family from?

You can see how Constable families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Constable family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Constable families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Constable families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Constable's in USA. New York had the highest population of Constable families in 1840.
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What did your Constable ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Constable. 17% of Constable men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Constable women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Constable were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Constable. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Constable. For the veterans among your Constable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Constable lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Constable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Constable in 1946 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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