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Kable History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Kable comes from Cabel, a given name of Germanic origin. The surname Cable denoted the son of Cabel.

Early Origins of the Kable family


The surname Kable was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Kable family


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Kable Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kable has appeared include Cable, Cabell, Cabel, Cabbell, Cabbel and others.

Early Notables of the Kable family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kable family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kable arrived in North America very early: John Cabell, who settled in New England in 1631; and his grandson, George, moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1695; Thomas Cable, who settled in Virginia in 1654.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kable (post 1700)


  • Glenn Kable (1963-2004), Fijian Olympic sport shooter at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games

The Kable 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: Impavide
Motto Translation: Fearlessly.


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