Sable Family History

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Sable Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from sable ‘sand’. French (Sablé): habitational name from a place so called in Sarthe. Dutch and North German: metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from sabel ‘sable’, ‘black fur’.

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

Similar surnames: Sale, Cable, Saile, Sales, Abele, Salle, Gable, Halle, Staple

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Sable Family Origin

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Sable Family Occupations

What did your Sable ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sable family was Oysterman. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sable. The most common Sable occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Sable's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Oysterman


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

Sable Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sable. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sable 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sable. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sable. For the veterans among your Sable ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sable Life Expectancy

What is the average Sable lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sable life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sable in 1944 was 19, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sable

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sable 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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