Show ContentsAbele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Abele is a patronymic name, derived from the Old German personal name Abel, which means "noble one." Interestingly, it does not appear to be derived from the biblical name Abel. The surname is associated with Swabia, in the southwest of Germany.

Early Origins of the Abele family

The surname Abele was first found in Wuerttembeg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that south-western region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Abele family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Abele research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1495, 1547, 1684, 1781, 1844, 1628, 1685, 1682, 1761, 1634, 1696, 1725, 1787, 1761, 1782 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Abele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Abele Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Abel, Abele, Aubeller, Abell, Abelle, Abeles, Abeler and many more.

Early Notables of the Abele family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Abele during this period were Christoph Ignaz Abele, von und zu Lilienberg (1628-1685), an Austrian jurist; Christian Ferdinand Abel (1682-1761), one of the most famous German Baroque violinists, cellists and especially viol virtuosos; and his son, Clamor Heinrich Abel (1634-1696), a German composer, violinist and organist; and Karl Friedrich Abel (1725-1787), student of Bach and composer, a chamber musician to...
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United States Abele migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Abele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ecke Abele, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 [1]
  • Joseph Abele, who landed in New York, NY in 1859 [1]
  • Joseph Abele, who arrived in Ohio in 1859 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Abele (post 1700) +

  • Julian Francis Abele (1881-1950), American architect, and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer
  • Lieutenant Commander Mannert Lincoln Abele (1903-1942), USN World War II submarine commander who posthumously received the Navy Cross for his heroism in the Pacific Theater; he was lost at sea, his three sons financed a search for the lost ship and the USS Grunion was found on August 23, 2007, eponym of the USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer
  • Christopher Seton Abele (b. 1967), American businessman and Democratic Party politician, Milwaukee County Executive (2011-)
  • John E. Abele (b. 1937), American businessman, co-founder and a director of Boston Scientific, awarded the ASME Medal in 2010
  • Anton Amadé Abele (b. 1992), Swedish activist, debater and politician, Member of the Swedish Parliament for Stockholm County (2010-2014)
  • Edmond-Marie-Henri Abelé (1925-2017), French prelate, Bishop of Monaco (1972–1980) and Digne (1980–1987)
  • Julian Abele Cook Jr. (1930-2017), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1978-1996)

  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) on Facebook