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The name Ruel dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. However, the name Ruell is derived from the Old French word ruelle, meaning lane or alley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place.

Ruel Early Origins



The surname Ruel was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Launay. This north country family lived almost exclusively in the provinces of Normandy, Brittany, Picardy, Artois, and Flanders.

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Ruel Spelling Variations


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Ruel Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Ruel is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Rueil, Ruel, de Ruel, De Ruel, du Ruel, Du Ruel, Ruell, Ruelle, Ruelles, Desruelles, de Ruell, De Ruell, Rueil, Rueill, Roulier and many more.

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Ruel Early History


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Ruel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruel research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1785 is included under the topic Early Ruel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518), a Franco- Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance; Pieter de Ruelles (1630-1658), a Dutch Golden Age landscape...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruel 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 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Ruel. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ruel were

Ruel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicklaus Ruel settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Nicklaus Ruel settled in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Nicklaus Ruel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Ruel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Ruel, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1867
  • Durand Ruel, aged 27, who landed in America from Paris, in 1893

Ruel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jos. Durand Ruel, aged 42, who settled in America from Paris, in 1904
  • Mrs. Jos.Durand Ruel, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1904
  • Pierre Ruel, aged 5, who landed in America from Paris, in 1904
  • George Durand Ruel, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1905
  • Andre Ruel, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ruel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ruel, aged 48, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Sarah" from Bristol, England
  • Mary Ruel, aged 42, a lady, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Sarah" from Bristol, England
  • John Ruel, aged 16, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Sarah" from Bristol, England
  • James Ruel, aged 15, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Sarah" from Bristol, England

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruel (post 1700)



  • Professional Sailor Michael Ruel Captain, Circumnavigated the world 2016
  • Golden Pat Ruel (b. 1950), American football offensive line coach
  • Herold Dominic "Muddy" Ruel (1896-1963), American professional baseball player, coach, manager and general manager
  • Paul Durand Ruel (1831-1922), French art dealer
  • Pierre de Ruel (1752-1821), marquis de Beurnonville, was a French general during the French Revolutionary Wars
  • Olivier Ruel (b. 1981), one of the most successful French professional Magic: The Gathering players
  • Claude Ruel (1938-2015), Canadian head coach for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens
  • Augustin-Guillaume Ruel (1805-1871), Canadian notary and political figure

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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    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. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ruel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruel 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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