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Delva Early Origins



The surname Delva was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), where they trace back as an ancient noble family. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Delva Spelling Variations


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Delva Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vaj, Vai, Del Vaja and others.

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Delva Early History


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Delva Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delva research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1450 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Delva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delva Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frank Vaja, who came to Allegheny Co., PA in 1891; and Alois Vaja, who came to Galveston, TX in 1906.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delva (post 1700)



  • Anaïs Delva (b. 1986), French singer and actress from Bar-le-Duc, France, best known for singing the French version of Let It Go, from the Disney animated feature film Frozen

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Delva Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
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    The Delva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delva 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 September 2015 at 11:00.

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