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Where did the Spanish Valencia family come from? What is the Spanish Valencia family crest and coat of arms? When did the Valencia family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Valencia family history?Noble surnames, such as Valencia, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Valencia, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Valencia family originally lived in one of the city of Valenicia, which is situated on the Guadalebiar river. The city was first named Valencia de Campos by the king of Leon in 1150.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Valencia, de Valencia, Valenciano, Valenciana and many more.
First found in Castile, in north central Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valencia research. Another 371 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1195 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Valencia History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valencia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Valencia Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Valencia Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Valencia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valencia 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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