Origin of the Name Szabo
The ancient history of the name Szabo
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Szabo
include Sabo, Szaboe and Zabbo. this name originated in Eastern Europe nd particularly in Hungary. The name has been known in Hungary for many centuries anc means 'tailor', a maker of clothes. In medievel times the name was most often rendered as Zabo or Zabbo. An alternative meanign of this name is 'one who makes rules'. Occupational names such as these were held in high prestige in centuries past. From Europe the name spread to the new world of America, Canada, Australia and beyond, especially furing the nineteenth century. A famous bearer fo the name was Viilette Szabo (1921-1945), the British secret agent who was executed by the Nazis.
The Szabo coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Szabo descendants.