Show ContentsCabaniss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cabaniss 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 Cabaniss family

The surname Cabaniss was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the Cabaniss family

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Cabaniss 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 Cabaniss 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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United States Cabaniss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cabaniss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henri Cabaniss, who landed in Virginia in 1687 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cabaniss (post 1700) +

  • William J. Cabaniss, American Republican politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1979-82; Member of Alabama State Senate, 1983-90; U.S. Ambassador to Czech Republic, 2004- [2]
  • Thomas Edward Cabaniss (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972 [2]
  • Thomas Banks Cabaniss (1835-1915), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1865; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1878; U.S. Representative from Georgia 6th District, 1893-95 [2]
  • T. T. Cabaniss, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 18th District, 1853-54 [2]

  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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook