Ratelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ratelle family

The surname Ratelle 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 Ratelle family

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Ratelle 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 Ratelle family (pre 1700)

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United States Ratelle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ratelle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Ratelle, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1922
  • George Ratelle, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Ratelle (post 1700) +

  • J.-Georges Ratelle (1883-1962), French Canadian Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Joseph Gilbert Yvon "Jean" Ratelle (b. 1940), former Canadian ice hockey player and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame (1985)


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