Early Origins of the D'avalle family
The surname D'avalle was first found in Italy. Bearers of this surname have been found in almost every area of Italy, though certain spellings of the name are more common in some areas than others. In general, those that end in "o" are from the south, whereas those that end in "i" are from the north. Valle is more common in Liguria than anywhere else, while Vallotto, Valotto, Vallon, Vallan, Vallese, Valesi and Valles originate in Venetia. The name comes from the Latin word "vallis," meaning "valley" and was therefore probably given to a family who made their home in a valley.
Early History of the D'avalle family
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D'avalle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Valle, Valli, Valla, Da Valle, D'Avalle, Davalle, Della Valle, La Valle, Lavalle, Vallillo, Valletta, Valletti, Vallet, Vallotto, Valotto, Vallone, Valloni, Vallon, Vallani, Vallan, Vallario, Vallaro, Vallarino, Vallarini, Vallati, Vallese, Vallesi and many more.
Early Notables of the D'avalle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the D'avalle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: bearers of the $ surname, who settled along the east coast of North America. Maria Lovisa Vallett arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752; Joseph Valle came to New York by ship in 1824.
The D'avalle Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In valle quiescit
Motto Translation: In the valley of our home, we find peace.