Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Reville family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration 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
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."
Early Origins of the Reville family
The surname Reville 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
Early History of the Reville family
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Reville Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Reville were recorded, including Revel, Revell, Revill, Reville and others.
Early Notables of the Reville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reville family to Ireland
Some of the Reville 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.
Migration of the Reville family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Reville Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Reville, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Lady Douglas" from New Ross
Contemporary Notables of the name Reville (post 1700)
- Albert Réville (1826-1906), French Protestant theologian
Historic Events for the Reville family
- Mr. Frederick William Reville (1909-1941), Australian Warrant Engineer from Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp