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Where did the Spanish Valdespino family come from? What is the Spanish Valdespino family crest and coat of arms? When did the Valdespino family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Valdespino family history?

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdespino. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdés, Valdes, Valdez and others.

First found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdespino research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1478, 1557, 1509, 1541, 1490, 1532, 1622 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valdespino History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 123 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valdespino Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan and Jorge de Valdés, who arrived in America in 1512; Pedro Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1536; Bartolomé Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1537 with 4 sons and 3 daughters.


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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  11. ...

The Valdespino Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valdespino Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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