The surname Valat was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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of this family name include: Val, Valär, Valat, Valle, Valée, Vel, Velle, Vol, Voll, Vollard, Fall, Falla, Falle and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Symon Felle, who settled in New Netherland in 1657; John Val, who settled in South Carolina in 1679; Peter Vollard, who came to America in 1691; Charles Vollard, who came to Louisiana sometime between 1718 and 1724.