Cabot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Directly translated, the French word "chabot" means "sculpin" which is a type of fish. The word "chabot" was used primarily in the Channel Islands and it is believed by some sources that it was originally used as a nickname for a fish merchant. 
Early Origins of the Cabot family
The surname Cabot was first found in Provence, where they were the Lords of Tourette and Châteauneuf and where they have held a family seat from very early times. The family contributed greatly during the Crusades in the Holy Land, with thirteen knights of the family registered between 1266 and 1653.
Descending from the original line of Nice, the Comtat branch of the family were rewarded for their great efforts given to the community with the Lordship of Cabrières. At the beginning of the 14th century, the family were well established in the region of Savoie and several members of this eminent family made an outstanding contribution toward the society in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. 
Important Dates for the Cabot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cabot research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1440, 1480, 1543, 1500, 1574, 1480, 1543, 1616, 1655, 1756, 1794, 1758 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Cabot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cabot Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chabot, Chabote, Shabot, Cabot, Chabbot, Chabau, Chabo, Chabaux, Chabotte, Chabbeau, Chabbeaux, Chabbau, Chabbo, Chabbaux, Chabeu, Chabbeu, Shabeau, Shabeaux, Shabau, Shabo, Shabaux, Shabbot, Shabbeau, Shabbeaux, Shabbeau, Shabbeaux, Shabbau, Shabbo, Chabaud, Chiabaudi, Chiabaudy, Chabaudy, Chabod, Chaboz and many more.
Early Notables of the Cabot family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Philippe de Chabot (1480-1543), also known as Amiral de Brion, count of Charny and of Buzançois, French Admiral; Henri Chabot (Henri...
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Cabot migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cabot Settlers in United States in the 15th Century
- Sebastien Cabot who settled in Maine in 1498
Cabot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Cabot, who landed in New England in 1700 
- John Cabot, who arrived in New England in 1700 
- Antoine Cabot, who arrived in Louisiana in 1756
Cabot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pedro Cabot, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 
- Stephen Cabot, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821
- Jose Cabot, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1879 
Contemporary Notables of the name Cabot (post 1700)
- Joe Cabot (1921-2016), stage name of Joseph Claude Caputo, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and musical director
- Samuel Cabot (1752-1853), American merchant, seaman, and politician from Boston, Massachusetts
- Meggin Patricia Cabot (b. 1967), American author of romantic comedies
- Paul Codman Cabot (1898-1994), American investment manager, and treasurer of Harvard University
- Edward Clarke Cabot (1818-1901), American architect and watercolor painter
- John Moors Cabot (1901-1981), U.S. Diplomat, Ambassador to Pakistan, and to Sweden
- Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939), American physician, who pioneered clinical hematology
- Godfrey Lowell Cabot (1861-1962), American industrialist and philanthropist
- Lawrence A. Cabot, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1965; Defeated, 1966 
- John Moors Cabot (1901-1981), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, 1954-57; Colombia, 1957; Brazil, 1959-61; Poland, 1962-65 
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