Stables Family History

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Stables Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stable, or an occupational name for someone employed in one, from Middle English stable, plural stables (via Old French from Latin stabulum, a derivative of stare ‘to stand’). In Middle English the term was used of the quarters occupied by cattle as well as those reserved for horses.

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

Similar surnames: Stabler, Staley, Scales, Sales, Staple, Staller, Stadler, Stakes

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Stables Family Origin

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Stables Family Occupations

What did your Stables ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stables occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Stables's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stables. A less common occupation for the Stables family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Stables Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Stables. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stables 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 Stables. 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 Stables. For the veterans among your Stables ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stables Life Expectancy

What is the average Stables lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stables life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Stables in 1963 was 68, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stables 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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