Gable Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Gabler, Cable, Gamble, Goble, Gabel, Galle, Sable, Gabe, Hable, Gale

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Gable Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gable name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gable. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Gable Family Origin

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Gable Family Occupations

What did your Gable ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gable ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gable Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Gable. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gable census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gable. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Gable. For the veterans among your Gable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gable Life Expectancy

What is the average Gable lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gable ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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