FLAVEL (m): John Flavel (ca. 1630–1691), an English Presbyterian writer, was author of several devotional works, such as Husbandry Spiritualized (1669) (New Century Encyclopaedia of Names , p. 1573). Flavel Bliss, the son of Ellis and Thamar Bliss, was born July 8, 1765, in Hebron, Connecticut (Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 [The Barbour Collection], on AmericanAncestors.org.) Tuillia Aldrich and Flavel Patterson were married on February 4, 1808 in Providence, Rhode Island (Rhode Island Vital Records, 1636-1850, on AmericanAncestors.org).
The 1790 census shows four men with the name: Flavel Clark of Lebanon, Connecticut; Flavel Manley of Sandisfield, Massachusetts; Flavel Moseley of Hampton, Connecticut; and Flavel Roan of Northumberland, Pennsylvania. In 1850, there were 178 men with the name, mostly in the Northeast or Old Northwest, and, in 1940, 233 men from all parts of the United States were enumerated with the name.