Origin of Surname
The origins of the Guernsey Tabel family appear to be Scandinavian, originating from the name Stabel, though the name has been found in Germany and Prussia as Tabel.
The Tabel family have only lived in Guernsey since the beginning of the 18th century, though the name did not start out as Tabel there. The first known registration of a member of the family in Guernsey was a marriage on 5 November 1712, recorded in the Town Church Register, St Peter Port of George Stable native of Denmark to Rachel de France, of St Peter Port.
The baptism of their son George was recorded in the Town Church register on 9 July 1713, George Stabard son of George and Rachel de France. By 1737 the family name had become Tabel. The death of Rachel de France in 1737 was recorded as Widow of George Tabel and their son George’s first marriage to Rachel Stuart, also in 1737, was also recorded under the name Tabel. It has been recorded as Tabel ever since.
In 2010 only eight entries could be found for the surname Tabel in the Guernsey phone directory.
- Kreckler, David W, Guernsey Emigrants to Australia, (Société Guernesiaise, 1996)