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Cabell Family History

Cabell Name Meaning

Catalan: nickname for a bald man, equivalent to Spanish Cabello. English: variant spelling of Cable. Possibly a respelling of German Göbel (see Goebel) or Kabel.

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


Similar surnames: Capell, Cabello, Cavell, Canell, Castell, Abell, Labell, Abela

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Where is the Cabell family from?

You can see how Cabell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cabell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cabell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Cabell families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Cabell's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cabell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cabell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cabell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cabell. 27% of Cabell men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Cabell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cabell were Lawyer and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Porter
    6%
  • Lawyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cabell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cabell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cabell. 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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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Cabell. For the veterans among your Cabell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cabell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cabell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cabell in 1945 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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