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

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Cable Family Origin

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Cable Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Cable occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Cable's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cable family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cable.

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Cable Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Cable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cable in 1950 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cable

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