Kabat Family History
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Kabat Name Meaning
Polish, Ukrainian, Sorbian, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian (Kabát): from Polish and Sorbian kabat, Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian kabát ‘coat’, ‘jerkin’, also ‘military uniform’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of short coats or a nickname for a soldier. In Ukrainian the Polish loanword kabat also means ‘skirt’, and may have been applied as a nickname for an effeminate man.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press