The noble surname Delval originated in the region of Maine, in France. Delval is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were 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 individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Delval is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley, and literally means of the valley.
Early Origins of the Delval family
The surname Delval was first found in Maine, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Delval family
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Delval Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Duval, Du Val, Duvall, Duwall, Duvalle, Duvalles, Duvale, Duvales, Du Vall, Du Valle, Du Valles, Du Vale and many more.
Early Notables of the Delval family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Delval family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Delval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. Delval, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from France, in 1892
Delval Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Marguerite DelVal, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1912
- Raoul Fernard DelVal, aged 26, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
- Selange Delval, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Dordeaux, France, in 1918
- Jena Delval, aged 10, who settled in America from Dordeaux, France, in 1918
- Eugene Delval, aged 39, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1918
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