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Where did the French Valles family come from? What is the French Valles family crest and coat of arms? When did the Valles family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Valles family history?Of all the French names to come from that northwestern peninsula of France known as Brittany, Valles is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Brittany. The name Valles is also derived from the Old French word vallee, meaning valley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in a valley.
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Valles is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Vallée, La Vallée, De Vallée, Valleau, Vallé, Valée, La Vallé, Valles, Vallès, Valley, Vallis, Valleix, Valleise and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valles research. Another 209 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1773, 1832, 1846, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Valles History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Valles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Valles has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Valles were
Valles Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Valles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valles 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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