Type Surname (from location)
Usage French (Archaic)
Other Forms Formsd'Aurivalle
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 2/1/2012
This medieval surname literally means "from Aurevalle". Aurevalle can refer to any of the three French communes that are nowadays known by the more modern spelling Orival. All of them ultimately derive their name from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale" or "golden valley".