Lavelle Family History
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