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."
, in the north of France, where the family held lands and estates for centuries.
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of this family name include: Rabelais, Raballet, Rabelat, Rabelot, Rablat, Rabellaux, Rabeil, Rabelin, Rabel, Rabalais and many more.