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The Sobel surname is derived from the Polish word "sobol," which is a type of marten (the English word sable is derived from this source). It is generally considered to be a Jewish (E. Ashkenazic) name. One might expect the name to have been occupational for one who raised martens or worked with their fur, and it is quite likely that anyone in Russia working as a furrier in the era when surnames began to be used could have taken on this occupational name.

Sobel Early Origins



The surname Sobel was first found in Russia, where bearers of the name were found in early times.

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Sobel Spelling Variations


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Sobel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sobol, Sobel, Zobel, Sobolewski, Soboliev and many more.

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Sobel Early History


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Sobel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sobel research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1722, 1580 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Sobel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sobel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sobel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sobel 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 were:

Sobel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joe Sobel, who was recorded in the "Naturalization Records" of McLennan County, Texas for 1850-1906
  • Joe Sobel, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sobel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sobel (post 1700)



  • Dava Sobel (b. 1947), American writer on a variety of scientific topics
  • Clifford M. Sobel (b. 1949), American diplomat and former ambassador to the Netherlands
  • Barry Sobel (b. 1959), American actor and comedian
  • Stuart Sobel, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Nathan R. Sobel (1906-1997), American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 17th District, 1967; Appointed 1967; Kings County Surrogate, 1969-76
  • Jess Sobel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980
  • Isador Sobel, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1896; Postmaster at Erie, Pennsylvania, 1898-1914
  • Eleanor Sobel (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 100th District, 1998-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2004
  • David S. Sobel, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1924
  • Clifford M. Sobel (b. 1949), American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 2000; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 2001-
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sobel Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sobel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sobel 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 28 January 2016 at 14:05.

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