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Where did the French Caban family come from? What is the French Caban family crest and coat of arms? When did the Caban family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Caban family history?

The Caban surname is derived from the Old French word "cabane," which meant 'hut'. The name was probably first born by someone who lived in a rough or temporary dwelling. There are a number of places in France named for this word.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Cabane, Cabanes, Cabanne, Cabanès, Cabannais, Cabannié, Cabagnol, Cabanel, Cabanon, Cabanot, Caban, Cabanis and many more.

First found in Languedoc.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caban research. Another 61 words(4 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1695, 1757, 1766, 1803, 1823, 1831, 1839, 1857, 1860, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Caban History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 176 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caban Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Caban, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Helena Caban, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1895

Caban Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Caban, aged 47, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Edelmiro Caban, aged 18, who landed in America from Puerto Rico, in 1912
  • Ian Caban, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Boba Caban, aged 20, who landed in America from Dombrowa, Poland, in 1920
  • Jose Caban, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921


  • Jessica Marie Caban (b. 1982), American fashion model, dancer and actress


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The Caban Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caban Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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