Cable Family History
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Cable Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’). English: possibly from an Old English personal name, Ceadbeald. English: metonymic occupational name for a horseman, from Middle English cabal ‘horse’. From German Göbel (see Goebel), assimilated to the English name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Coble, Gable, Sable, Case, Gabler, Call, Caple, Cale, Cail, Babe