Gable Name Meaning

Northern English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from a minor place named with Old Norse gafl ‘gable’, which was applied to a triangular-shaped hill. The mountain called Great Gable in Cumbria is named in this way. Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Gabel. Possibly an altered spelling of German Göbel (see Goebel).

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

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Gable Family Origin

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Gable Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

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Gable Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Gable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gable in 1944 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gable

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