Show ContentsCabanel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cabanel 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 Cabanel family

The surname Cabanel was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the Cabanel family

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Cabanel 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 Cabanel 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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Cabanel Ranking

In France, the name Cabanel is the 9,505th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Cabanel family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 50 immigrants of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Most settled in the nineteenth century, such as Edmond Cabana, a carpenter in Montreal in 1891.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cabanel (post 1700) +

  • Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889), French painter
  • Rudolph Cabanel (1762-1839), French-born, English architect, born at Aix-la-Chapelle; he emigrated to England early in life, and settled in London, where he was employed in construction of several theatres [2]

  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 31 Oct. 2019 on Facebook