Cabello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins the old family name Cabello can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Cabello family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cabello was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.
Early Origins of the Cabello family
The surname Cabello was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Cabello family
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Cabello Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.
Early Notables of the Cabello family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Francisco Cevallos, Spanish composer, active from 1535 to 1572 and was canon and musical director of the cathedral at Burgos. Among his compositions scattered throughout Spain, may be mentioned a fine mass in the church 'Del Pilar' at Saragossa, and a motet 'Inter vestibulum' in Eslava's Lira Sacra Hispaña. 
Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
In the United States, the name Cabello is the 12,255th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cabello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Cabello Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century