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The history of the Revelle family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Warwickshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Reville, near Bernai, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name is derived from the Old French word "revel" which means "pride, rebellion, sport", from the word "reveler" which means "to rebel." Interestingly, there is a font-name named "Revel" which was common in Old French and Middle English records which may actually be from the Latin word "rebellus."

Revelle Early Origins



The surname Revelle was first found in Hertford and Northamptonshire where Robert Revel held two estates as early as 1130. A few years later Richard Revel was listed as holding two fees in barony in Somerset in 1165. Henry Revel was one of the nobles taken at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland in 1174.

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Revelle Spelling Variations


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Revelle Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Revel, Revell, Revill, Reville and others.

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Revelle Early History


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Revelle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Revelle research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Revelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Revelle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Revelle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Revelle In Ireland


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Revelle In Ireland



Some of the Revelle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Revelle or a variant listed above were:

Revelle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Revelle and her husband Thomas who settled in Virginia in 1637

Revelle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Revelle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803

Revelle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Hamilton Revelle, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London England, in 1907
  • Lizel Revelle, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Lottie Revelle, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Hamilton Revelle, aged 40, who settled in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Arthur Hamilton Revelle, aged 41, who landed in America from Hampton, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Revelle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Revelle (post 1700)



  • Roger Revelle (1909-1991), American oceanographer and scholar after whom Revelle College is named
  • Thomas P. Revelle (b. 1868), American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1921-28 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Paul Revelle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1948 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Revelle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Revelle 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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