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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsGabel, Goebel, Göbel

Meaning & History

Northern English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from a minor place named with Old Norse gafl ‘gable’, which was applied to a triangular-shaped hill. The mountain called Great Gable in Cumbria is named in this way.
Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Gabel. Possibly an altered spelling of German Göbel (see Goebel).
Added 1/17/2016 by LMS