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The noble French surname Rabelais 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 Rabelais 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."

Rabelais Early Origins



The surname Rabelais was first found in the region of Brittany, in the north of France, where the family held lands and estates for centuries.

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Rabelais Spelling Variations


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Rabelais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rabelais, Raballet, Rabelat, Rabelot, Rablat, Rabellaux, Rabeil, Rabelin, Rabel, Rabalais and many more.

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Rabelais Early History


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Rabelais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rabelais research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1495 is included under the topic Early Rabelais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rabelais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rabelais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rabelais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Rabel who arrived in New York City in 1709; Jean Raballet who arrived in Canada in 1714; Jacob Rabel who settled in Louisiana in 1732 and Christine Rabel who settled in New York City in 1868..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Rabelais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rabelais Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 December 2014 at 10:05.

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