Clavel Family History
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Clavel Name Meaning
Spanish: from Spanish clavel or Catalan clavell ‘clove’, earlier also ‘nail’, a derivative of Latin clavellus ‘nail’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a spice trader or a nail maker. French: metonymic occupational name for a nail maker from a derivative of Latin clavellus, but in some cases possibly from the same word in the sense ‘smallpox’, ‘rash’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Claver, Cave, Savel, Havel, Carel, Chapel, Clare, Tavel, Cleaver