The Cabes family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland
. The name Cabes is derived from the Gaelic form Mac-Aba,
which means son of the Abbot.
Early Origins of the Cabes family
The surname Cabes was first found in on the Isle of Arran
, where they held a family seat
from early times. The family name Cabes first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Cabes family
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Cabes Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of Cabes include MacCabe, McCabe, McAbe, MacAbe and others.
Early Notables of the Cabes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cabes family to Ireland
Some of the Cabes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cabes family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cabes arrived in North America very early: Andrew, Anne, Bernard, Bridget, Charles, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Peter, and Thomas MacCabe, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1860..
The Cabes 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: Aut Vincere Aut Mori
Motto Translation: Either to conquer or die.
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