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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
  2. Son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
  1. (informal) pooch, mutt, cur (dog)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cabot

John Cabot was a list of maritime explorers and maritime explorer. John was born in 1450 in Either Castiglione Chiavarese, Republic of Genoa. John is also known as Giovanni Caboto, Zuan Chabotto, Giovanni Chabotte, Juan Caboto, Jean Caboto, Chabotto, and Zuan (Venetian). He left this life in 1498.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1935 to 1977. Sebastian was given the name Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot on July 6th, 1918 in London. He breathed his last breath on August 22nd, 1977.


Bruce Cabot was an actor. His career lasted from 1931 to 1931. Bruce was given the name Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac on April 20th, 1904 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, US. He left this life on May 3rd, 1972.


Meg Cabot is a chick-lit, mystery, romance, chick lit, and mystery fiction writer. Meg was given the name Meggin Patricia Cabot on February 1st, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana, United States.


Susan Cabot was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to 1970. Susan was given the name Harriet Shapiro on July 9th, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She passed away on December 10th, 1986.


Lilla Cabot Perry was an artist. Lilla was given the name Lydia Cabot on January 13th, 1848 in Boston. She died on February 28th, 1933.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cabot U.S.
  White 82.24% 64.26%
  African American 0.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cabot

People with the last name Cabot are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cabot

  • How Popular is the name Cabot? Cabot is the 23,056th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cabot was the 19,041st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cabot have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 269 babies born with the first name Cabot in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cabot 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 Cabot? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1944 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cabot first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cabot is Saturday, September 27th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Cabot born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cabot was in 2004 with a total of 29 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cabot: Your name in reverse order is Tobac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tcabo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cabot? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,430 people with the last name Cabot.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cabot? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cabot as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k 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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