Lavelle Family History
Lavelle Name Meaning
Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Maoil Fhábhail ‘descendant of Maolfhábhail’, a personal name meaning ‘fond of movement or travel’. English: from the common French place name Laval, from Old French val ‘valley’. This is also a Huguenot name (with the same etymology), taken to England by Etienne-Abel Laval, a minister of the French church in Castle Street, London, around 1730.French: habitational name from Lavelle in Puy-de-Dôme or various other, smaller places so named.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press