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Early Origins of the Clavell family

The surname Clavell was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this noble family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Clavell family

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Clavell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Clavel, Clavelle, Clavelles, Clavelli, de Clavel, de Clavelle, de Clavelles, de Clavelli, Clevel, Clevelle, Clevelles, Clevelli, de Clevel, de Clevelle, de Clevelles and many more.

Early Notables of the Clavell family (pre 1700)

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United States Clavell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Clavell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Clavell, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Clavell (post 1700) +

  • Charles Edmund Dumaresq "James" Clavell (1921-1994), Australian-born British (later naturalized American) novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war,, best remembered for movies such as "The Great Escape", "Shogun" and "To Sir with Love"
  • Michaela Clavell, American actress, daughter of James Clavell, perhaps best known for her role as Penelope Smallbone in the James Bond film Octopussy
  • Kira Clavell, Canadian actress based out of Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontari
  • Gian Louis Clavell López (b. 1993), Puerto Rican professional basketball player
  • Gilberto Clavell III (b. 1989), Puerto Rican professional basketball player
  • Commander Richard Charles Clavell, British Royal Navy officer who was stationed in Australia on secondment to the Royal Australian Navy from 1920 to 1922, father of James Clavell
  • George Clavell (1725-1774), English politician from Smedmore, Kimmeridge, Dorset, Member of the Parliament of England for Dorchester 1752 to 1754

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook