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5/9/2019, 12:40 AM SeaHorse15
5/8/2019, 4:59 PM anonymous

Name Clavel
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Edit Status Status1. basic formatting

Meaning & History

Metonymic occupational name for a nail maker, ultimately from Latin clavellus "nail", but in some cases possibly from the same word in the sense "smallpox, rash". A fictional bearer is Miss Clavel, a nun and teacher in Ludwig Bemelmans's 'Madeline' series of children's books (introduced in 1939).
Added 5/8/2019 by anonymous