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Ravenell is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ravenell family lived in Herefordshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Revenel, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Ravenell Early Origins



The surname Ravenell was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Rovenhall. They were originally from Revenel in Normandy and were granted lands after the conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ravenell Spelling Variations


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Ravenell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ravenell include Ravenel, Ravenell, Ravenhill, Ravenhall, Ravenholl and many more.

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Ravenell Early History


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Ravenell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ravenell research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1743 is included under the topic Early Ravenell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ravenell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ravenell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ravenell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ravenells to arrive on North American shores:

Ravenell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Ravenell, who landed in America in 1654-1679
  • Mary Ravenell who settled in Virginia in 1660

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Ravenell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ravenell 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 April 2016 at 17:10.

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