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  • Alma Ingram Leavell (1916 - 2000)
    Birth: Nov. 5, 1916 Death: Jan. 21, 2000 Burial: Lineville City Cemetery New Lineville Clay County Alabama, USA Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?] Created by: David Woody Record added: Jul 21...
  • Anne Glenn Murphey (1925 - 1953)
    Birth: Oct. 18, 1925 Coweta County Georgia, USA Death: Dec. 6, 1953 Coweta County Georgia, USA Family links: Spouse: Arthur Hutchinson Murphey (1925 - 2001) Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Newnan...
  • Charlotte Margaret Leavell (1901 - 1998)
    Birth: Oct. 31, 1901 Death: Mar. 22, 1998 One stone with Ullin Whitney Leavell (1894 - 1960) Family links: Spouse: Ullin Whitney Leavell (1894 - 1960) Children: Infant Leavell (____ - 19...
  • Clarence Stanley Leavell (1889 - 1968)
    Birth: Mar. 19, 1889 Death: May 10, 1968 One stone with Deborah J. Cox (1891 - ) Family links: Parents: George W. Leavell (1844 - 1905) Corra Alice Berry Leavell (1851 - 1913) Spouse: D...
  • Cornelia Frances Leavell (1914 - 2003)
    Cornelia Frances Leavell died May 27, 2003. She was born on June 2, 1914 in Wuchow, Kwangsi, China, where her parents, Dr. George W. Leavell and Mrs. Frances Peay Leavell, served as missionaries of t...

About the Leavell surname

Many assume it's a French name, but it often occurs in US census records for people born in Ireland..

Irish families often spell it "Lavalle" or "Lavelle" but also "Leavell" and "Levell" and other variations.


Lavelle Surname Origin Posted by: Joseph Lavelle (jmlaval at Date: August 15, 1999 at 07:56:07 Lavelle, O'Mulfaal

Different as they sound in English Lavelle and Mulfaal are both anglicized forms of the Irish O'Maolfabhail. This has been further disguised in some places under the form Melville, an aristocratic sounding surname which has also been adopted by some Mulvihils anxious to hide their Gaelic ancestry.

Lavelle is the usual form: it is of frequent occurrence in Connacht, particularly in County Mayo, where Lawell is a variant of Lavelle.

The families of O'Maolfabhail who are now know as Lavelle are of the sept originally seated at Donaghpatrick in the barony of Clare (County Galway). Hardiman writing in 1846, says that the anglicized form Lavelle was then coming into use, the name being at that time normally O'Mullawill. It should be noted, however, that O'Lawell, O'Lowell and O'Lavell appear in the seventeenth century Hearth Money Rolls for County Armagh.

Families named Lavelle, until recently, resided almost exclusively in Connacht and mostly in County Mayo. Descendants of the O'Maolfabhail sept who established themselves in County Donegal took the surname Fall.