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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958)

From Old Provençal, from Latin capillus.

  1. hair (as in a single hair)

Notable Persons Named Cabell

Cab Calloway was a jazz, blues, and swing music bandleader and singer-songwriter. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1930 to present. Cab was given the name Cabell Calloway III on December 25th, 1907 in Rochester, New York, U.S. He died on November 18th, 1994.


Cabell Breckiniridge was a Secretary of State of Kentucky, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Cabell was given the name Joseph Cabell Breckinridge on July 14th, 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He passed away on September 1st, 1823.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cabell

James Branch Cabell was a fantasy writer. James was born on April 14th, 1879 in Richmond, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on May 5th, 1958.


Charles P. Cabell is a military person. His military service ended in 1962.


Earle Cabell was a Mayor of Dallas and List of mayors of Dallas. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 1973. Earle was born on October 27th, 1906 in Dallas County, Texas. He left this life on September 24th, 1975.


Enos Cabell is a baseball player. Enos was born on October 8th, 1949 in Fort Riley.


William Lewis Cabell is a dallas. His military service ended in 1861.


William H. Cabell was a Governor of Virginia, 6th Chief Justice of Virginia, Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, and List of Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia. His career lasted from 1805 to 1808. William was born on December 16th, 1772 in Cumberland County, Virginia. He died on January 12th, 1853.


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Popularity of Cabell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cabell U.S.
  White 53.80% 64.26%
  African American 37.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.31% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cabell

People with the last name Cabell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cabell

  • How Popular is the name Cabell? Cabell is the 38,709th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cabell was the 15,151st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cabell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87 babies born with the first name Cabell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cabell to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cabell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Cabell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cabell is Sunday, July 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Cabell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cabell was in 1920 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Cabell Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cabell is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Cabell: Your name in reverse order is Llebac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laelbc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cabell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,946 people with the last name Cabell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cabell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cabell as their last name since less than 1 person in 152k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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