Type Surname (from nickname, from occupation & from given name)
Pronounced Pron. kah-BEL (Catalan), KAY-bəl (English), KAH-bəl (German)
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Contributor Contrib.Nifty_Name_Nerd on 8/23/2017
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word. The German word is a nickname for Godebert originally represented as Göbel and seen in another form in the surname Goebel.