Gabbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gabbert family

The surname Gabbert 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.

Early History of the Gabbert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gabbert research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1763, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Gabbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gabbert Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gabbert family (pre 1700)

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Gabbert Ranking

In the United States, the name Gabbert is the 13,060th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Gabbert family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Gabbert (post 1700) +

  • John Gabbert (1909-2013), American jurist, Associate Justice of the California Courts of Appeal
  • James Gabbert (b. 1936), American radio and television engineer and entrepreneur, California Broadcasters Association 1994 Broadcaster of the Year
  • Blaine Williamson Gabbert (b. 1989), American NFL football quarterback who won Super Bowl LV
  • John Gabbert Bowman (1877-1962), Americanm academic, the tenth Chancellor (1921–1945) of the University of Pittsburgh and the ninth President (1911–1914) of the University of Iowa


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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