Cabdleu family page
It is uncertain whether the Cabeldu and Gabeldu families in Jersey are synonymous, variants, or just mis-spellings
A family gathering of Cabeldus and Hamons
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Origin of Surname
Little is known about the origin of this name, which has been present in Jersey since at least the early 18th century. It may be of Huguenot origin. It is assumed that Gabeldu is a variant, or even mis-spelling, but this is by no means certain. It does not help with any attempt to discover a derivation for the name(s).
One suggestion we have been given in that it is derived from Ce - Bel Du (slang for this beautiful horse ).
The first appearance of the name in Jersey records is the marriage of Guillaume Cabeldu and Catherine Le Brocq in St Mary in 1763. Guillaume is shown as 'of St Mary' in the register, but there is no record of his birth or baptism in the island. The first baptisms are those of the couple's children. A small number of Gabeldu records date from the 1840s onwards.
- Descendants of Guilleaume Cabeldu
- Descendants of Guilleaume Cabeldu - 2, a new version of the above tree from a different source Added 2017
- Descendants of Jean Cabeldu, a different descent Added 2017
- Descendants of Philippe Cabeldu, another descent Added 2018
Great War service
- Horace Edwin Herbert Cabeldu (1882- ) (St H) son of Philip Samuel and Letitia Bridget Caroline Anthoine, Private, Canadian Infantry, killed in action near Ypres
- Alfred Herbert Cabeldu (1884- ) Captain, RAF
Notable family members
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