Show ContentsCaban History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Caban family

The surname Caban was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the Caban family

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Caban Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Caban family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Jean-Bathazard Cabanes, who was bishop of Vence in 1651; Claude de Cabanet was bishop in 1695; Pierre-Jean-Georges Cabanis was a man of letters in Cosnac in 1757; Bernard Cabanon was a politician in 1766; Emile Cabanon, often referred to as a romantic writer, has ironically only written one work: A Novel for Cooks, a rare and well-researched book which seems to reflect the author's own life. Prominent during the nineteenth century was Felix-André Caban, an architect born in Seine in...
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Caban Ranking

In the United States, the name Caban is the 4,610th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Caban migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caban Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Caban, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Helena Caban, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1895
Caban Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Abraham Caban, aged 47, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Contemporary Notables of the name Caban (post 1700) +

  • Claudio Cabán (b. 1963), retired Puerto Rican gold medalist marathon runner at the 1985 Central American and Caribbean Championships
  • Jessica Marie Caban (b. 1982), American fashion model, dancer and actress
  • Miroslav Caban (b. 1964), Slovak mountaineer and photographer

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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