Gabey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gabey family

The surname Gabey was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Gabey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gabey research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1327, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gabey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gabey Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Gabey has been recorded under many different variations, including Gabb, Gabber, Gabe, Gaber, Gabar, Gabler, Gabbere and others.

Early Notables of the Gabey family (pre 1700)

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Australia Gabey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gabey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Raphael Gabey, (b. 1811), aged 21, English tobacconist who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 14 years for pick pocketing, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st September 1832, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 2nd December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/camden


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