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The name Ravel has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc but the name could have also been derived from the Old French word "grave," which meant "gravel."

Ravel Early Origins



The surname Ravel was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Ravel Spelling Variations


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Ravel Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Grave, Grève, de Grèves, Grauve, Greive, Le Grave, de Grave, Graves and many more.

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Ravel Early History


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Ravel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ravel research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1150, 1248, 1669, 1788, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Ravel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ravel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ravel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ravel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Ravel has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ravel were

Ravel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julia Ravel, aged 50, originally from Geneva, Switzerland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Cherbourg, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XW-PNY : 6 December 2014), Julia Ravel, 29 Apr 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph Ravel, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Asia" from Marseilles, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JZ-7WP : 6 December 2014), Joseph Ravel, 30 Apr 1921; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Asia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Julia Ravel, aged 11, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Naples, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-34S : 6 December 2014), Julia Ravel, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elisabette Ravel, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Regina d'Italia" from Naples, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-349 : 6 December 2014), Elisabette Ravel, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ravel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ravel (post 1700)



  • Jean-François de Ravel de Puycontal, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), French composer
  • Edeet Ravel, Israeli-Canadian novelist born in Israel and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XW-PNY : 6 December 2014), Julia Ravel, 29 Apr 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JZ-7WP : 6 December 2014), Joseph Ravel, 30 Apr 1921; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Asia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-34S : 6 December 2014), Julia Ravel, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VZ-349 : 6 December 2014), Elisabette Ravel, 06 Jan 1921; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Regina d'Italia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Ravel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ravel 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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