The noble French surname Rabel is of occupational origin, and is derived from the trade or profession pursued by the original bearer of the name. In this instance, the surname Rabel was applied to one who was engaged in the restoration and reconstruction of buildings and any other repair work, so called from the French "rabelir, abellir" meaning "repairer."
Early Origins of the Rabel family
The surname Rabel was first found in the region of Brittany, in the north of France, where the family held lands and estates for centuries.
Early History of the Rabel family
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Rabel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rabelais, Raballet, Rabelat, Rabelot, Rablat, Rabellaux, Rabeil, Rabelin, Rabel, Rabalais and many more.
Early Notables of the Rabel family (pre 1700)
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