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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

Similar surnames: Lavalle, Lacelle, Lasalle, Lavallee, Capelle, Lasell, Saville, Halle

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Lavelle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lavelle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lavelle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Lavelle Family Origin

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Lavelle Family Occupations

What did your Lavelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Tailoress and Tinsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lavelle. The most common Lavelle occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Lavelle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lavelle family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailoress

  • Tinsmith

  • Baker


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

Lavelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Lavelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lavelle 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lavelle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Lavelle. For the veterans among your Lavelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lavelle Life Expectancy

What is the average Lavelle lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lavelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lavelle in 1946 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lavelle 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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