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Meaning & History

Occitanian byname meaning ""billy-goat"" see: Vulgar Latin "cabritus", from "cabrire" from older Latine "caper".

Notable bearers inlcude 12th-13th century Provençal nobleman Gui de Cavalhon, known as the character of "Cabrit" in the poem "Cabrit, al meu vejaire" of which he is co-author, along with Ricautz de Tarascon. He is likely also the troubadour composer and poet "Guionet".

Astruc Cabrit is listed in the index of known Jews in late-mediaeval France in Rabbi Heinrich Gross' book "Gallia Judaica".
Added 9/20/2023 by eilisinivy