Hi My name is Matthew Dovell and I live in south eastern Mass. I try to look up some family history on the net from time to time. Places like switchboard list about 100-120 in the US, one in canada listed 30, one for the UK listed 30 and one for Austrailia listed 2.
Most of the family I know of lives in Mass. I have under the Dovell name two uncles, aunts and five cousins. My father grew up in Braintree in the 50's. My father, his father, his fathers father are all named Paul. Don't ask..that's my middle name. My great grandfather came down from Canada in the early 1900's. It's hard to find information out because my grandmother is on alot of pain killers due to a car accident and her memory sways with people, places, times etc. I have some realtives out of state. My father has a cousin in RI and one in Detroit I think.
There is some sort of site on the net that goes into great detail about William Dovel that came from England. It also states that we're Norman French and left because of being Hugeonaughts (look it up).