lavelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lavelle family

The surname lavelle was first found in at Carrickabraghy in North-West Ulster, near the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel. The surname lavelle is originally from the Gaelic Ó Maolfhábhail (fáball meaning movement, or traveling). Throughout the years, though, it has suffered many Anglicizations and even the first name Paul was originally Lavelle.

Early History of the lavelle family

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lavelle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lavelle, Lavell and others.

Early Notables of the lavelle family (pre 1700)

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United States lavelle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavelle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E Lavelle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Ellen Lavelle, aged 7, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
  • Mary Lavelle, aged 6, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
  • Catharine Lavelle, 40, Ellen Lavelle, 7, Mary Lavelle, 6, and Anthony Lavelle, 5, who all settled in New York in 1864
  • Anthony Lavelle, aged 5, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada lavelle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lavelle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Lavelle, aged 30 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [2]
  • Mr. Patrick Lavelle, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [3]
  • Mrs. Sarah Lavelle, aged 76 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Royal Adelaide" departing 9th June 1847 from Killala, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but she died on board [3]
  • Theophile Lavelle was in Labrador in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name lavelle (post 1700) +

  • 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
  • William A. Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000 [4]
  • William A. Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956, 1972 [4]
  • 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 [4]
  • John Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly 59th District, 2001-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [4]
  • Edward Paul Lavelle, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1958, 1970 [4]
  • Charles J. Lavelle, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District, 1893-94 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 83)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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