Devalensuela History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Devalensuela, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Devalensuela, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Devalensuela family originally lived in the place named Valenzuela. This place named is derived from the place-name Valencia, and it means little Valencia. The city of Valencia is situated on the Guadalaviar (now Turia) river. The city was first named Valencia de Campos by the king of Leon in 1150.
Early Origins of the Devalensuela family
The surname Devalensuela was first found in Castile, and important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Important Dates for the Devalensuela family
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Devalensuela Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Valenzuela, de Valenzuela, Valensuela, de Valensuela, Valenz, Valens, Valente, Valiente, Valentín, Valentin and many more.
Early Notables of the Devalensuela family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Alonzo Valiente (1482-1564), Spanish conqueror, cousin and secretary of Hernan Cortés and secretary, one of the first governors of Mexico City; Juan Valiente (ca. 1505-1533), a Spanish black conquistador who participated in the expeditions of Pedro de Almagro in present-day Guatemala and Chile; Fernando de Valenzuela (1630-1692), 1st Marquis of Villasierra, Grandee of Spain, a Spanish royal favourite...
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Migration of the Devalensuela family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrés de Valenzuela, who sailed to America in 1511; Diego de Valenzuela, to America in 1517; Andrés Valiente, to America in 1517; Juan de Valenzuela, to Venezuela in 1534.