Show ContentsCabello 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. [1] Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
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Cabello Ranking

In the United States, the name Cabello is the 12,255th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Cabello migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cabello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Cabello, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]
  • Miguel Cabello, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]
  • T Cabello, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [3]
  • A Cabello, aged 28, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [3]
  • Alonso Cabello, who arrived in New Spain in 1837 [3]
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West Indies Cabello migration to West Indies +

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. [4]
Cabello Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Diego Cabello, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1875 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cabello (post 1700) +

  • Rufino L. Cabello, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 43rd District, 1992 [5]
  • Aida Cabello, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1992 [5]
  • Alba Maria Cabello (b. 1986), Spanish Olympic synchronized swimmer
  • Francisco Cabello (b. 1969), Spanish former professional road bicycle racer
  • Victoria Cabello (b. 1975), Italian television presenter
  • Diosdado Cabello (b. 1963), Venezuelan politician

  1. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook