The name Grivel pops up all around the world, but is clearly concentrated in (and almost certainly originating from) France and Switzerland.
In order to get some idea of the distribution of Grivels over the world, I examined on-line telephone directories from many countries in January of 2000. The results can be found in the Telephone Directory Overview below.
In addition to people named Grivel, there are other occurrences of the name that I have come across. First of all, of course, the the Italian Grivel Mont Blanc company, the owner of the www.grivel.com domain. See also Italian Grivels for more information.
In France, there is a Boulevard Amiral Grivel in Brive la Gaillarde and a Rue Joseph Grivel in Crest. There also seems to be a Grivel Island in South Korea and a Kap Grivel in Greenland, but I have not been able to find any additional information on them.
The following table lists the result of an Internet telephone directory search in January of 2000.
In order to get some idea of where people named Grivel live, I have searched through on-line telephone directories worldwide. Specifically the www.infobel.be site has been a great help here.
Of course, a telephone directory gives only an indication of how many people with a given name live in that country. I would expect it to be a pretty good indication, however, and so I have presented the results of this survey on this page.
The countries listed here are the ones for which I could do a search of the “White Pages” on-line. If a country is not listed, there may not be an on-line directory available, or the on-line directory may only be searchable per city. In some cases, like Bulgaria, Greece and Israel, the on-line directories use a non-Latin alphabet, in which case a search for a Latin alphabet name like Grivel would be meaningless.
|Denmark||1||Jean-Claude Grivel, not found in the telephone directory, he contacted me by email; see also the Community page.|
|France||624||See also Grivel in France.|
|Germany||1||The only Grivel listed in Germany seems to be prof. dr. Charles Grivel.|
|Netherlands||5||These are my father, my brother and my cousins.|
|Switzerland||295||See also Grivel in Switzerland.|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||0|
|United Kingdom||0||There are a number of Grivells (with double “l”) listed here.|
|Virgin Islands (Brit.)||0|