Ratel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ratel family

The surname Ratel was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in early times.

One branch of the family was established in Routelle, a village in the department of Doubs, in the district of Besançon. Several members of this illustrious family distinguished themselves through their various achievements. Louis-Jean-Baptiste-Justin Ratel, a priest, was born in Saint-Omer in 1758 and died in Margival (Aisne) in 1816.

Early History of the Ratel family

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Ratel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ratel, Rattel, Ratelle, Rattelle, Rateau, Ratteau, Rateaud, Ratteaud, Rateaux, Ratteaux, Rataud, Rattaud, Ratauld, Rattauld, Rataut, Rattaut, Ratault, Rattault, Rataux, Rattaux, Rataulx, Rattaulx, Ratheau, Ratard, Rattard, Ratet, Rattet, Ratier and many more.

Early Notables of the Ratel family (pre 1700)

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Ratel Ranking

In France, the name Ratel is the 2,063rd most popular surname with an estimated 3,043 people with that name. [1]


United States Ratel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ratel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Ratel, who married Marie-Antoinette Verger in Repentigny in 1698
Ratel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Ratel, who married Françoise Bousquet in Repentigny in 1730
  • Jean-Baptiste Ratel, who married Marie-Joseph Baudry in America in 1752

Canada Ratel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ratel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Ratel, who married Marie Lemaire in Montreal in 1669
  • Pierre Ratel, son of Michel and Marguerite, who married Marie Lemaire, daughter of Joseph and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 28th December 1669 [2]
  • Pierre Ratel, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Antoinette Verger, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Repentigny, Quebec on 8th November 1698 [2]
Ratel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Ratel, son of Pierre and Marie-Antoinette, who married Françoise Bousquet, daughter of Jean and Louise, in Repentigny, Quebec on 13th February 1730 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Ratel, son of Pierre and Marie-Antoinette, who married Marie Latouche, daughter of Lucas and Thérèse, in Repentigny, Quebec on 21st February 1735 [2]
  • Charles Ratel, son of Pierre and Marie-Antoinette, who married Marie-Thérèse Jobin, daughter of Jacques and Adrienne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 20th May 1746 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Ratel, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Marie-Josephte Baudry, daughter of Antoine and Hélène, in Repentigny, Quebec on 10th February 1755 [2]
  • Pierre-Louis Ratel, who married Marie-Joseph Tarte in Montreal in 1762
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ratel (post 1700) +

  • Stéphane Ratel, French founder of the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO Motorsports Group), an international sporting organisation best known for promoting and running a variety of racing events and series
  • Simonne Ratel (1900-1948), 20th-century French woman of letters who won the 1932 edition of the prix Interallié


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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