My family has been living in Bohemia( later in Czechoslovakia, nowadays Czech Republic ) since 17th century. Their family name was HABLE, later on by the end of the 19th century they started to use a double surname HABLE-HAVEL. The last male HABLE-HAVEL was my father. It seems there are probably no HABLEs in the Czech Republic, but quite a lot of them in the States. As to the family legend they arrived in the country in the beginning of the 17th century due to their confession. Can sobody explaine me where does the Hables come from ? What is the meaning of the surname ?