Gabel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of forks, from Middle High German gabel(e), German Gabel ‘fork’. The reference is to any of the various pieces of agricultural equipment denoted by this word, for example hay forks, shearlegs, etc. Table forks were not used in Germany for eating before the 16th century. German: topographic name for someone who lived near a fork in a road or river, or owned a forked piece of land, from the German word in this transferred sense. German: habitational name from any of the places called Gabel in Germany, in Schleswig, Thuringia, Silesia, and in particular one in Bohemia, which derive their name from Slavic jablo ‘apple tree’. German: from a short form of Gabriel. Americanized spelling of German Gäbel (see Gaebel) or Göbel (see Goebel). Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of 1–3 above.

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

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Gabel Family Origin

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Gabel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Gabel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Gabel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gabel. A less common occupation for the Gabel family was Carpenter.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Gabel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gabel in 1943 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gabel

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