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Ravenell Family History

Ravenell Name Meaning
Variant spelling of French Ravenel.Possibly English, a variant of Ravenhall, Ravenhill, or Revnell, either from an Old Norse female personal name Hrafnhildr (from elements meaning ‘raven’ + ‘battle’) or a habitational name from Ravenhill in North Yorkshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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2,390 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
235 Military Records
64 Immigration Records
1,441 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ravenell Families

  • Number of Ravenell families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ravenell families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ravenell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ravenell Family Origin

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Ravenell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ravenell

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Ravenell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Ravenell Civil War Service Records

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