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

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Ravenel Family Origin

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Ravenel Family Occupations

What did your Ravenel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ravenel. 72% of Ravenel men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    72%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ravenel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ravenel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ravenel 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Ravenel. 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 527 military records available for the last name Ravenel. For the veterans among your Ravenel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ravenel Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ravenel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ravenel in 1953 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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