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Early Origins of the Mabie family

The surname Mabie was first found in Kirkcudbrightshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chille Chuithbheirt), part of the present day Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, former county in Southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Much farther to the south in Cornwall, England we found this interesting entry as to the parish of Mabe in Cornwall:

"This parish, which is neither large nor populous, is in the deanery and east division of the hundred of Kirrier. It is situated about two miles and a half nearly north-west from Penryn, and contains but little to recommend it to particular notice. On the origin of its name many doubts have been entertained. As a distinct parish its antiquity cannot be compared to that of many other parishes; since it was formerly appropriated to the rich college of Glaseney, at Penryn, and in conjunction with Milor, it forms at present only a consolidated vicarage. In some old records this parish bears the name of Lavabe or Lavapper, and at other times Lan-Mabe, which implies the church of Mabe.' 1

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Early History of the Mabie family

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Mabie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mabbe, Mabee, Mabey, Mabie, Mabes and others.

Early Notables of the Mabie family

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Mabie Ranking

In the United States, the name Mabie is the 16,444th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 2

United States Mabie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mabie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Martha, and Mettye Mabie, who, who settled in New York in 1685

Contemporary Notables of the name Mabie (post 1700) +

  • Henry Mabie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Putnam County, 1886-88 3
  • Clarence Mabie, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Bergen County, 1905-06 3
  • David C Mabie, American Clerk of Court for Prince William County, Virginia

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook