Cable History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Cable surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from Cabel, a given name of Germanic origin. The surname Cable denoted the son of Cabel.

Early Origins of the Cable family

The surname Cable was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Cable family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cable research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Cable History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cable Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cable are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cable include: Cable, Cabell, Cabel, Cabbell, Cabbel and others.

Early Notables of the Cable family (pre 1700)

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Cable migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cable or a variant listed above:

Cable Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Cable, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • Thomas Cable, who settled in Virginia in 1654
Cable Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Cable, who settled in Trinity in 1731
  • Christian Cable, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791 [1]
  • Mary Cable, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791 [1]
  • Jacob Cable, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 [1]
  • Frederick Cable, who landed in Mississippi in 1799 [1]
Cable Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Cable, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]
  • Edward Cable, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Lawrence Cable, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • I Cable, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • P Cable, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cable migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cable Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Cable U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1818 [2]
  • Mr. David Cable U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Denbo Cable U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Jabez Cable U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. James Cable U.E. born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswickc. 1783 member of the Penobscot Association [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cable migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cable Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Cable, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"

Cable migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cable Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Cable, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Cable, aged 30, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Emma Cable, aged 28, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Emma Cable, aged 3, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Rosina Cable, aged 3 months, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Cable (post 1700)

  • Frank Taylor Cable (1863-1945), American early pioneer in submarine development
  • George Washington Cable (1844-1925), American novelist
  • Thomas Lee "Tom" Cable Jr. (b. 1964), current head coach of the Oakland Raiders of the NFL
  • Mrs. James A. Cable, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1924 [3]
  • H. H. Cable, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1907-10 [3]
  • Glover Wheeler Cable (1844-1919), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford; Elected 1906 [3]
  • Frank V. Cable, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Harwinton; Elected 1910 [3]
  • David J. Cable, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912 [3]
  • Ben Taylor Cable (1853-1923), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884, 1892, 1904, 1908; U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1891-93 [3]
  • Barbara Cable, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988 [3]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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