The rich and ancient history of the Cabbel family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from Cabel,
a given name of Germanic origin. The surname Cable denoted the son of Cabel.
Early Origins of the Cabbel family
The surname Cabbel was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cabbel family
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Cabbel Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cabbel have been found, including Cable, Cabell, Cabel, Cabbell, Cabbel and others.
Early Notables of the Cabbel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cabbel family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Cabbel, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Cabell, who settled in New England
in 1631; and his grandson, George, moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1695; Thomas Cable, who settled in Virginia in 1654.
The Cabbel Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Fearlessly.