Ravenel Family History
Ravenel Name Meaning
habitational name from Ravenel in Oise. metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of horseradish, from a diminutive of Old French ravene ‘horseradish’ (Latin raphanus). This name is also established in Switzerland, and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press