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Gabber Early Origins



The surname Gabber was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name comes from the German word "gabel," meaning "fork." It was a topographic name for someone who lived near a fork in a road or river, or the occupational name for a maker and seller of forks.The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Gabber Spelling Variations


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Gabber Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gabber, Gaber, Gabbert, Gabert, Gabeln, Gabet, Gebel and many more.

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Gabber Early History


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Gabber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gabber research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1763, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Gabber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gabber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gabber Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gabber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who arrived from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

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Gabber Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Gabber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gabber Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 15:49.

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