Gabet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gabet family

The surname Gabet 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 Gabet family

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

Gabet Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gabet family (pre 1700)

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United States Gabet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gabet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jules Gabet, aged 26, originally from Villeurbane, France, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France [1]
  • Victor Gabet, aged 27, originally from Cunray, France, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" from Cherbourg, France [2]
  • Louis Gabet, aged 36, originally in the French Army, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [3]
  • Martial Gabet, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Chicago" from Bordeaux, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gabet (post 1700) +

  • Sharon Rose Gabet (b. 1952), American two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress known for roles on daytime soap operas
  • The Reverend George Gabet FSSP, American prelate, former district superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in North America
  • Émile Étienne Charles Gabet (1821-1903), French playwright and librettist
  • Joseph Gabet (1808-1853), French Catholic missionary in Northern China and Mongolia who belonged to the Congregation of the Mission Order




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