Last name: FLAVELL

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FLAVELL : This last name is indexed 13,188 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FLAVELL : English:: 1: (of Norman origin): habitational name derived from Flamanville Manche in northwestern France. The manor of Aston Flamville Leicestershire was held by Robert de Flamvile in 1247.2: nickname from Anglo-Norman French flavel ‘rattle clapper (especially one carried by a leper); fan winnowing fan’ perhaps for a leper or for a winnower.3: perhaps a habitational name from Flyford Flavell Worcestershire recorded as Flavel 1190–1428. Flavel is an Anglo-Norman form of the name Flyford that was added to it for distinction from nearby Grafton Flyford. There is no specific evidence to indicate that this placename has contributed to the surname.

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