The name Cabbell has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from Cabel,
a given name of Germanic origin. The surname Cable denoted the son of Cabel.
Early Origins of the Cabbell family
The surname Cabbell 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 Cabbell family
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Cabbell Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cabbell include Cable, Cabell, Cabel, Cabbell, Cabbel and others.
Early Notables of the Cabbell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cabbell family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Cabbell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Fred Cabbell, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Walmer Castle" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZX-5JM : 6 December 2014), Fred Cabbell, 02 Sep 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Walmer Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Cabbell (post 1700)
- P. R. Cabbell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Benjamin Bond Cabbell FRS DL (1782-1874), British politician and philanthropist, Member of Parliament for St Albans (1846–1847), Member of Parliament for Boston (1847–1857), High Sheriff of Norfolk (1854), eponym of the RNLB Benjamin Bond Cabbell II, a Cromer non self-righter type lifeboat
The Cabbell 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.