Ravenel Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Ravenell, Ravel, Havel, Raven, Lavender, Revere, Cravener, Tavenner