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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gravel



Gravel Early Origins



The surname Gravel was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Graval near Portmort at Seine-Inférieure in the arrondissement of Neufchâtel in the region of Flamets-Frétils. They later branched to Fourneau in Normandy, and became one of the eminent aristocratic families of that dukedom.

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Gravel Spelling Variations


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Gravel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graval, Gravalle, Gravel, Gravell, Gravelle, Graville, Gravile, Gravil and many more.

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Gravel Early History


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Gravel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gravel research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Gravel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gravel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gravel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gravel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gravel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gravel, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
  • Franz W Gravel, aged 37, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1839

Gravel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Joseph-Massé Gravel who arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1641

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravel (post 1700)



  • Camille Francis Gravel Jr. (1915-2005), American lawyer and politician from Louisiana, adviser to Governors Earl Kemp Long, John McKeithen, and Edwin Washington Edwards
  • Maurice Robert "Mike" Gravel (b. 1930), American former politician, United States Senator from Alaska (1969-1981), 3rd Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives (1965-1967)
  • Maurice Robert Gravel (b. 1930), American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives, 1963-66; Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 1965-66
  • Leonard J. Gravel, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1948
  • Camille Francis Gravel Jr. (1915-2005), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1954; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • Louis-Pierre Gravel (1868-1926), French Canadian missionary and who founded the town of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
  • Evens Gravel (b. 1970), French Canadian fencer at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Elphège Gravel (1838-1904), French Canadian Roman Catholic priest, 1st Bishop of Nicolet, Québec (1885-1904)
  • Michel Gravel (b. 1939), French Canadian former politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Gamelin (1984-1988)
  • John Gravel (b. 1941), Canadian former WHA ice hockey defenceman
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Gravel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gravel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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