Origins Available: French
Early Origins of the Delva family
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.
Early History of the Delva family
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Delva Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Delva family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delva family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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