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Recorded in a wide variety of spellings including Lavalle, Lavelle, Laval, Lavall, Deval, Duval, Lavell, and Lavielle, the name is usually of French and often Huguenot protestant origins. When this is the case it is locational or topgraphical, translating as 'of the valley' referring to one who was resident in such a place. It seems to have been mainly introduced into Britain with the second of the great influxes of French and Flemish Huguenot refugees in the early 18th century. This of course does not effect the origin and meaning, except that in Britain confusion can arise through the closeness of spelling with the Irish clan name 'Lavelle', also found as Lawell, Lovell and Lavell...

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Paul Diveny

My great-grandfather was Thomas Lavelle. We have no idea where he was fro. He emigrated to West Orange, New Jersey and married my great grandmother, Mary Anderson.

Francis Lavelle

My family apparently came from Ireland, they lived on a farm lost in a bet but before that I've heard story's it was used by the IRA for different things and my great great great... Couldn't do anything about it until they all moved on., we all now live in Scotland, Wales, Africa, England


My great grandfather surname is Lavelle. He was a black man from new Louisiana and Montgomery, Alabama area. He was born in 1878


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