History – Revel de Tetenia, in the Danelaw Documents of London in the year 1154. Sir Richard Revell or Rivell died in 1222, and was the sheriff of Devonshire and Cornwall during the reign of King Richard (the Lionheart) 1st, 1189-1199. Also Revels, Revil, Reavell, etc. Many in Yorkshire from the late 14th century with one example on July 12th 1590, Margaret Revill who married Robert Cawthorne at Rotherham. The coat of arms has the blazon of an ermine shield, charged with a red chevron between three golden mullets, and a border engrailed, sable. The first recorded spelling of Revel is Robert Revel in 1177, in the Pipe Rolls of Essex, during the reign of King Henry IInd, 1154-1189.
(This is the ancestry – Revell line from which Gary Neal Revel came.
Some say John Joseph Revell was from the French Revell line yet others
believe that he was Irish-Scotch (Scotch Irish), English and Dutch
with maybe a little French thrown in.
If anyone has any other information or corrections please
email Gary at email@example.com with your take on it all.)