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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Oysterman

    10%

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

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Sable Historical Records

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Sable Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sable

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