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Gravely Early Origins



The surname Gravely 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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Gravely Spelling Variations


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Gravely Spelling Variations



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

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Gravely Early History


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Gravely Early History



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

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Gravely Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gravely Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gravely 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 or some of its variants were: Joseph-Massé Gravel who arrived in Quebec from Brittany in 1641; John Gravell settled in Jamaica in 1685; R.L. Gravelle landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravely (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gravely (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Franklin Gravely (1876-1953), American inventor of Gravely Tractor
  • Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., (1922-2004), African-American Navy Vice Admiral, recipient of the Legion of Merit (2) and Bronze Star, eponym of the USS Gravely (DDG-107)
  • Joseph Jackson Gravely (1828-1872), nineteenth century American politician, lawyer and teacher
  • Tracy Gravely (b. 1968), former American all star linebacker in the Canadian Football League
  • Brigadier-General William Seymour Gravely (1888-1956), American Commanding Officer 37th Flying Training Wing (1945)
  • Peyton Gravely, American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861
  • Melvin J. Gravely, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1988
  • Lloyd Lee Gravely (b. 1889), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1925-28; Member of North Carolina State Senate 6th District, 1929-32, 1935
  • Joseph Jackson Gravely (1828-1872), American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1853-54; Member of Missouri State Senate, 1862-64; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1871-72
  • Edward E. Gravely, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • ... (Another 1 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. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Gravely Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gravely 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 1 December 2015 at 15:33.

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