Ravel Family History

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Ravel Name Meaning

French: metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of oilseed rape, from a diminutive of rave ‘rape’. Indian: variant of Raval.

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


Similar surnames: Savel, Tavel, Havel, Rubel, Gavel, Rave, Ravenel, Ramel, Revel, Hamel

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Ravel Family Origin

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Ravel Family Occupations

What did your Ravel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ravel occupation in the USA was Dental Traveler. 10% of Ravel's were Dental Travelers. A less common occupation for the Ravel family was Farming. Dental Traveler, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ravel.

View Census data for Ravel | Data not to scale

  • Dental Traveler

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Farming

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ravel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ravel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ravel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ravel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Ravel. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ravel. For the veterans among your Ravel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ravel Life Expectancy

What is the average Ravel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ravel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Ravel in 1956 was 84, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ravel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ravel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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