Last name origins & meanings:
- French: habitational name from Ravenel in Oise.
- French: 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.
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