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The proud French name lavelle was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name lavelle is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.

lavelle Early Origins



The surname lavelle was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.

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lavelle Spelling Variations


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lavelle Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name lavelle is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.

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lavelle Early History


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lavelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lavelle research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early lavelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lavelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lavelle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lavelle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name lavelle has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lavelle were

lavelle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Lavelle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Ellen Lavelle, aged 7, landed in New York in 1864
  • Mary Lavelle, aged 6, landed in New York in 1864
  • Catharine Lavelle, 40, Ellen Lavelle, 7, Mary Lavelle, 6, and Anthony Lavelle, 5, all came to New York in 1864
  • Anthony Lavelle, aged 5, arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lavelle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Theophile Lavelle was in Labrador in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name lavelle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lavelle (post 1700)



  • William A. Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000
  • William A. Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956, 1972
  • Thomas D. Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 13th District, 1928; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • John Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 59th District, 2001-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Edward Paul Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1958, 1970
  • Charles J. Lavelle, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District, 1893-94
  • General John Daniel Lavelle (1916-1979), American commander of Seventh Air Force during the Vietnam war
  • Matt Lavelle (b. 1970), American musician
  • Gary Lavelle (b. 1949), American baseball player
  • Dean Lavelle, American wakeboarder and water-skier
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The lavelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lavelle 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.

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