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Lavelle Name Meaning

Irish: French-influenced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Fhábhail ‘descendant of Maolfhábhail’ a personal name meaning ‘fond of movement or travel’. French: habitational name from any of the places called Lavelle (e.g. in Puy-de-Dôme) or La Velle (e.g. in Saône-et-Loire) all named with a regional variant of Old French ville ‘farmstead estate’ (from Latin villa). Compare Leavell Leavelle and Level . Altered form of French Lavallée ‘the valley’ (see Lavallee ).

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

Similar surnames: Lavalle, Lacelle, Lasalle, Lavallee, Capelle, Lasell, Saville, Halle

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Where is the Lavelle family from?

You can see how Lavelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lavelle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lavelle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Lavelle families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Lavelle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Lavelle families in 1840.
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What did your Lavelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lavelle. 19% of Lavelle men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Lavelle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lavelle were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavelle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Lavelle. For the veterans among your Lavelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lavelle lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lavelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lavelle in 1946 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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