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The proud French name La Vallé was formed in Brittany when the family resided in a valley. The name La Vallé is derived from the Old French word vallee, which means valley.

La Vallé Early Origins



The surname La Vallé was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of la Burie.

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La Vallé Spelling Variations


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La Vallé Spelling Variations



The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name La Vallé is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Lavalle, Lavallée, Lavallee, La Vallee, Levalle, Leval, Lavallière, Lavallier, Levallier, Lavallois, Levallois, Lavallet, Levallet, Lavalet, Levalet, Lavaley, Levaley, Lavalley, Levalley, Lavally, Levally, Lavallière, de Vallée, de Vallee and many more.

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La Vallé Early History


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La Vallé Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Vallé research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1385, 1414, 1404, 1620, 1682, 1664, 1665, 1673, 1644, 1710, 1661 and 1667 are included under the topic Early La Vallé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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La Vallé Early Notables (pre 1700)


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La Vallé Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Guy XIII de Laval, (1385-1414), seigneur of Laval and of Kergorlay, inherited the Laval title through his marriage on 22 January 1404 to Anne de Laval, As daughter and sole heir to Guy XII de Laval, Anne was "dame de Laval", and one...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Vallé 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name La Vallé were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name La Vallé were

La Vallé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lavalle arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
  • John Lavalle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Patrick Lavalle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

La Vallé Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Brian Lavalle of Castle Bar was married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name La Vallé (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name La Vallé (post 1700)



  • Rocco LaValle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 16th District, 1970
  • Peter J. LaValle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964; Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1972
  • Kenneth P. LaValle, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 1st District, 1977-
  • John Jay LaValle (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Gerald J. LaValle, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 47th District, 1989-2004

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The La Vallé Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Vallé 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.

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