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The roots of the distinguished German surname Wable lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is Middle High German in origin, and can be translated as "bailiff, court usher." It is likely that the progenitor of this name held this occupation.
The surname Wable was first found in Swabia, where it is believed to have first emerged. The occupational origin of the name makes it likely that several branches of the Wable family emerged independently in the various High German speaking regions of Germany during the Middle Ages. The first known bearer of the name was Burcardus qui Waibil, who was a resident of the village of Lellwangen near Überlingen in 1200. The young Wable family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Waibel, Waible, Waibl, Weible, Weibel, Wibble, Wyble and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wable research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1330, 1384, 1520, 1579, 1676, 1717, 1787, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Wable History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wable Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wable Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Wable Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Wable Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wable 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.
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