Valerio History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The prestigious surname Valerio comes from the majestic region of Dauphiné, in France. Valerio is a topographic surname, a form of hereditary surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Valerio family

The surname Valerio was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they held a family seat and were important members of the aristocracy of that region.

Important Dates for the Valerio family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valerio research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Valerio History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valerio Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallier, Valliers, Valliere, Vallieres, Valier, Valiers, Valiere, Valieres and many more.

Early Notables of the Valerio family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Valerio Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Valerio migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Valerio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Valerio, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Valerio (post 1700)

  • Melanie Valerio (b. 1969), American Olympic swimmer
  • Max Wolf Valerio (b. 1957), American poet, memoir writer, essayist and actor
  • Joaquín Enrique Valerio Olivera (b. 1973), Spanish footballer
  • Alessandro Valerio (1881-1955), Italian Olympic horse rider
  • Alberto Valerio (b. 1985), Brazilian racing driver
  • Valerio Zanone (1936-2016), Italian politician, Senator Legislatures: XV (2006-2008)
  • Valerio Massimo Manfredi (b. 1943), Italian historian, writer, essayist, archaeologist and journalist
  • Valerio Cassani (1922-1995), Italian professional footballer
  • Valerio Evangelisti (b. 1952), Italian writer of science fiction, fantasy, historical novels and horror, recipient of the ESFS award for Best Author (2002)
  • Valerio Adami (b. 1935), Italian painter

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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