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Mable Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Mable Mabel
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Participants are needed for a MABLE Y-DNA study:

The Oxford English Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland describes MABLE as a variant of the surname MABLEY, the earliest known ocurrence of which is Rogerus filius Mabilie (1130 AD in the Pipe Rolls, Northamptonshire, England). The MABLEY surname is thought to be of Norman origin, possibly related to the Old French name MABILE. (See Space: Origins of the Mabile Surname.)
Early examples of the MABLE form include: Johanne filio Mable (in a 1379 AD poll tax for Leicestershire); John Mabyll (in 1430 AD patent rolls for Essex); and Nicholas Mable (in 1457-8 AD Nottingham Borough Records for Sneinton).
Y-DNA studies have shown that MAPLEY/MABLEY families of English origin are related to American MAPLE families. These families share a nearest common patrilineal ancestor who was born roughly around 1400-1500 AD. The MAPLE/MAPLEY/MABLE/MABLEY Surname Project at Family Tree DNA (https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/maple-surname-dna-project/about/background) is looking for MABLE males to participate in this study. If you would like to help find the origins of the MABLE surname, please contact Bruce Maple for more information. ( You can send a private message to Bruce by clicking here.)

Founders of Mable lines in America

John Mable was born in Scotland. He immigrated to America around 1820, and died at Delhi, Delaware County, New York in 1834.
John Mable was born in Northumberland, England about 1804. His sons William, John, and George immigrated to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before 1800.
William Mable was born in England (or Ireland), and he immigrated to Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont before the 1850 US Census.
John Mable was born in Prussia around 1840, and he was living in New York by 1860.

Mable/Mabel records in Ireland

Hugh Mable died in Clogher in 1886 at age 74.
John Mable died in Clogher in 1871 at age 36.[1]
Robert Mable died in Banbridge in 1865 at age 39.[2]
Thomas Mable died in Antrim in 1918 at age 77.[3]


  1. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-perform-search.jsp?namel=Mable&exact=true&location=&yyfrom=1864&yyto=1922&exact=true&type=D&district=Clogher&submit=Search
  2. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-perform-search.jsp?namel=Mable&exact=true&location=&yyfrom=1864&yyto=1922&type=D&district=Banbridge&submit=Search
  3. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/civil-perform-search.jsp?namel=Mable&exact=true&location=&yyfrom=1864&yyto=1922&type=D&district=Antrim&submit=Search

About the Project

The Mable Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Mable name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Mable name.
As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Mable's), by time period (18th Century Mable's), or by topic (Mable DNA, Mable Occupations, Mable Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.
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How to Join

To join the Mable Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!
If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Bruce Maple for assistance.
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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
Space: Mable surname in the 1940 US Census


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