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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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Where is the Ravel family from?

You can see how Ravel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ravel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ravel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Ravel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ravel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ravel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ravel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ravel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Examiner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ravel. 29% of Ravel men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Examiner
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 721 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 Cards

There are 791 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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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.

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